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Lance Reddick, ‘The Wire’ and ‘John Wick’ star, dies at 60

Often put in a suit or a crisp uniform during his career, Lance Reddick regularly played tall, taciturn, and elegant men of distinction.

Jim Mellen, an original member of the militant Weathermen, dies at 87

A Marxist former college professor and ideological firebrand, Jim Mellen in the 1960s became a founding member and philosophical leader of the Weathermen, the headline-grabbing brigade of far-left revolutionaries.

Jim Gordon, rock drummer convicted in mother’s killing, dies at 77

The drummer played with a who's who of rock and pop stars and, as a piano player, wrote the coda to the famed Eric Clapton hit "Layla."

Lynn Seymour, acclaimed ballerina and a dramatic force, dies at 83

The ballerina was widely hailed as one of the greatest of all dance actors.

Frank T. Griswold III, bridge-building bishop, dies at 85

Bishop Griswold III presided at the ordination in New Hampshire of the Rev. V. Gene Robinson, the denomination’s first openly gay bishop.

Bobby Caldwell, silky-voiced R&B crooner, dies at 71

His “What You Won’t Do for Love” from his debut album was an R&B hit and he penned songs for an illustrious -- and varied -- cast of singers.

Chinese SARS whistleblower Jiang Yanyong dies at 91

Reports say Jiang Yanyong, a Chinese military doctor who revealed the full extent of the 2003 SARS outbreak and was later placed under house arrest for his political outspokenness, has died.

John Jakes, whose historical novels were big hits, dies at 90

The writer of historical fiction was most known for his multigenerational family sagas of the American Revolution and the Civil War.