Jill Jellison, 51; fifth female jockey to win 1,000 races

Ms. Jellison rode a filly named Shopper Wife on opening day at Suffolk Downs in 2013. She gave her first-place trophy to an adoring fan in 1996.

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“She had gifted hands, knew how to position her horse, and always had something left at the end,” said a friend and colleague.

Dr. Jules Hirsch working with a patient in 1988.

Dr. Jules Hirsch, 88; pioneer in Obesity Studies

Dr. Hirsch’s clinical investigations into body weight regulation helped establish the biological underpinnings of obesity.

Dr. Shandler wrote a book based on interviews with Vietnam’s wartime leaders.

Herbert Schandler, 87; Army combat veteran and scholar

Mr. Schandler was an Army Special Forces officer in Vietnam, earned his doctorate at Harvard, and wrote several books about the war in which he fought.

Mr. Omar’s eye was removed after he was hit by shrapnel.

Mullah Mohammad Omar, Taliban leader, said to have died in 2013

The obscure, one-eyed zealot led the Taliban from its beginnings as a band of student insurrectionists.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/29/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/NedCassemSJA.jpg Rev. Edwin H. Cassem, 80; Jesuit served as MGH’s chief of psychiatry

The Jesuit priest served as chief of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital.

George Coe, 86; actor and director of a Bergman parody

The film, stage, and television actor earned an Oscar nomination for his single picture as a director — the 1968 short feature “De Duva (The Dove).”

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/28/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/FIRTH1-537204.jpg Vic Firth, 85; was celebrated BSO timpanist and drumstick maker

Mr. Firth taught at New England Conservatory from 1952 to 1995 and founded a highly successful drumsticks company.

A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, a scientist, was president of India from 2002 until 2007.

A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, at 83; ex-president played outsize role in India’s missile program

India’s president from 2002 until 2007, Mr. Kalam was a scientist and science administrator for four decades before that.

True-crime writer Ann Rule’s book on Ted Bundy, in 1980, was her first and most famous.

Ann Rule, 83; crime writer profiled serial killer Ted Bundy

Ms. Rule was credited by her publisher with reinventing the previously male-dominated true-crime genre by focusing on the victims.