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Actress Helen McCrory arrived at the British Academy Television Awards in London on May 8, 2016.

‘Peaky Blinders’ actor Helen McCrory dies of cancer at 52

Helen McCrory was one of Britain’s most respected actors, making her mark by playing a succession of formidable and sometimes fearsome women, including the matriarch of a crime family on ”Peaky Blinders” and the scheming Voldemort ally Narcissa Malfoy in the “Harry Potter” movies.

German-Australian author Walter Kaufmann dies at 97

Walter Kaufmann survived the Nazi persecution of Jews and later played a prominent role in the literary scene of Communist East Germany.

Actress Helen McCrory, who starred in the television show “Peaky Blinders” and the “Harry Potter” movies, has died. She was 52 and had been suffering from cancer.

‘Peaky Blinders’ and ‘Harry Potter’ actor Helen McCrory dies at 52

Her husband, fellow actor Damian Lewis, said McCrory died “peacefully at home” after a "heroic battle with cancer.”

In addition to his work as a teacher and composer, Mr. Boykan was the pianist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra in the mid-1960s.

Martin Boykan, a composer and Brandeis professor who was ‘a great sage,’ dies at 89

Mr. Boykan made his New York City piano debut at 15 and taught at Brandeis for more than 50 years.

Frank Jacobs, Mad magazine writer with a lyrical touch, dies at 91

“Frank’s stuff sparkled. It was smart, classy, and always funny,'' said a former colleague. "He was the best writer Mad magazine ever had.”

Bernie Madoff in 2009.

Bernie Madoff, who defrauded investors of billions, dies in prison

Madoff perpetrated one of the biggest financial scandals in US history. He died at the Federal Medical Center in Butner, N.C., apparently from natural causes.

Former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark in 1974.

Ramsey Clark, former attorney general and rebel with a cause, dies at 93

Ramsey Clark, who championed civil rights and liberties as attorney general in the Johnson administration, then devoted much of the rest of his life to defending unpopular causes and infamous people, including Saddam Hussein and others accused of war crimes, died Friday at his home in Manhattan, New York. He was 93.

June Newton in 2011 in Berlin

Australian portrait photographer June Newton dies at 97

In 1970, after having moved to Paris with her husband, June Newton started her own career as a photographer under the pseudonym Alice Springs and soon became a well-regarded artist herself focusing on portraits.