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Anthony Terlato, who brought pinot grigio to the US, 86

Mr. Terlato, a visionary wine importer and marketer who introduced Americans to enduringly popular European wines and sought to elevate the wine market in the United States, died on June 28.

Connie Culp, first face transplant recipient in US, 57

Connie Culp, the first patient in the United States to receive a face transplant, died Wednesday at the Cleveland Clinic, which had performed her procedure in 2008. She was 57.

Alan Parker, 76, director of wide-ranging movies

Alan Parker, director of ‘Midnight Express’ and ‘Mississippi Burning,’ dies at 76

Reese Schonfeld, a founder of CNN and Food Network

Mr. Schonfeld, who founded the Cable News Network with Ted Turner in the early 1980s before developing another major cable channel a decade later, died Tuesday at his home in Manhattan.

Wilford Brimley, homespun character actor, dies at 85

Mr. Brimley was a Utah blacksmith and horse trainer who made a career transition to movies and commercials.

Martha Nierenberg, entrepreneur who sought art’s return, dies at 96

Martha Nierenberg had barely turned 20 when she was bundled off a train in central Hungary and hidden by nuns in a Roman Catholic hospital. It was March 1944, and a Nazi occupying force that included Adolf Eichmann was marching into her home city, Budapest.

Malik B., longtime member of the Roots, dies at 47

Malik B., the elusive emcee best known for his work with the Roots, died Wednesday.

Woodrow Cross, who built his insurance firm into a major New England business, dies at 103

Woodrow Cross started Cross Insurance on his kitchen table in Bangor, Maine, and built it into a firm with more than 900 employees and more than 40 branches.