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Vangelis Papathanassiou, the Greek composer of soundtracks for "Blade Runner" and "Chariots of Fire," in 1992.

Vangelis, Oscar-winning composer of ‘Chariots of Fire’ theme, dies at 79

His score for "Chariots of Fire" brought Vangelis international fame, and the soundtrack became the fastest-selling LP at the time.

Members of the Trapp family gave a public concert at the family lodge in Stowe, Vt., in 1966, under the direction of Monsignor Franz Wasner, their chaplain, and musical director. From left: Eleonore Campbell, Agatha von Trapp, Maria von Trapp, Ms. Trapp, Hedwig von Trapp, Maria Augusta Trapp, mother, Werner von Trapp, and Johannes von Trapp.

Rosmarie Trapp of the ‘Sound of Music’ family dies at 93

Ms. Trapp traveled and performed with the Trapp Family Singers for years and was a presence at the lodge in Stowe, where she would hold singalongs for the guests.

Sergeant Major Canley acknowledged applause after being presented the Medal of Honor in 2018.

John Canley, awarded Medal of Honor 50 years after Tet Offensive, dies at 84

President Trump credited him with personally saving more than 20 Marines. “In one harrowing engagement after another,” he said, “John risked his own life to save the lives of those under his command.”

Dr. Barbara Herbert.

Dr. Barbara Herbert, public health ‘change-maker’ for the at-risk and marginalized, dies at 73

'Rage' turned her into a physician: 'I could not believe what was happening.'

Teresa Berganza, celebrated Spanish opera star, dies at 89

A Spanish mezzo-soprano, Ms. Berganza was best known in the United States through her many recordings, including more than 20 solo albums as well as a dozen complete operas.

Founder of Boston Scientific Peter Nicholas in his office.  Photo courtesy of Boston Scientific.

Peter Nicholas, cofounder of Boston Scientific, dies at 80

Nicholas, who had been president and chief executive of the global company whose success allowed him to become a generous philanthropist, died of cancer Saturday in his home. He was 80 and had formerly lived for many years in Concord.

Lil Keed, born Raqhid Jevon Render, at work in Doppler Studios in Atlanta in 2019.

Lil Keed, up-and-coming Atlanta rapper, dies at 24

A budding, melodic rapper from Atlanta, Lil Keed had a delicate voice that he often stretched into a helium-high, Auto-Tuned falsetto.

This photo released by the Emirates News Agency, WAM, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the president of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Abu Dhabi, sat at Al Bateen Palace in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, in 2019. He died Friday.

Sheikh Khalifa, UAE ruler, is dead at 73

Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan marshaled the oil wealth of the United Arab Emirates to develop the Persian Gulf nation into an economic powerhouse and close partner of the United States during his 18 years as head of state.