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Terry O’Neill, whose images captured ‘60s London, dies at 81

British photographer Terry O’Neill, whose images captured London’s Swinging ‘60s and who created iconic portraits of Elton John, Brigitte Bardot and Winston Churchill, has died at age 81.


Annie McNamara Evans, who raised awareness about bone marrow transplants, dies at 29

After being diagnosed at 25, Anne McNamara Evans spent the next 3 ½ years raising funds for research and increasing awareness about becoming a bone marrow donor. She was 29, and lived in South Boston, when she died Nov. 7.

Noel Ignatiev, scholar who wanted to abolish white racial privilege, dies at 78

Mr. Ignatiev, a former scholar at Harvard University and a longtime writer and professor, helped found the journal Race Traitor, with its slogan “treason to whiteness is loyalty to humanity.”

Harrison Dillard, US track luminary who won four Olympic gold medals, dies

Mr. Dillard was one of the most dominant runners of his generation, a four-time Olympic gold medalist, and the oldest living US Olympic champion.

Werner Doehner, last survivor of the Hindenburg disaster, dies at 90

Mr. Doehner was the only person left of the 62 passengers and crew who survived the May 6, 1937, fire that killed his father, sister, and 34 others. He was just 8 years old at the time.

Shoji Sadao, quiet hand behind two visionary architects, dies at 92

Mr. Sadao’s behind-the-scenes talent helped bring to life the innovations of R. Buckminster Fuller and Isamu Noguchi.

Dr. Wayne Bardin, innovative researcher on birth control, dies at 85

C. Wayne Bardin, a groundbreaking researcher in reproductive physiology, who was instrumental in the development of long-acting contraceptive methods — including Norplant, Jadelle and Mirena — used by millions of women around the world, died on Oct. 10 at his home in New York.

Peter Gossels, who escaped the Holocaust and became a beacon of hope and optimism, dies at 89

With resilience, grace, and an expansive soul, the Wayland town official leavened the lives in his orbit.