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Diego Maradona, soccer legend who led Argentina to 1986 World Cup title, dead at 60

The office of Argentina's president said it will declare three days of national mourning in honor of Maradona.

New York City’s first Black mayor, David Dinkins, dies at 93

Mr. Dinkins, the son of a barber, broke barriers as New York City’s first Black mayor, but was doomed to a single term by a soaring murder rate, stubborn unemployment, and his mishandling of a riot in Brooklyn.

Pat Quinn, co-founder of viral ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, dies at 37

Mr. Quinn helped raise more than $200 million worldwide for Lou Gehrig’s disease research.

Rev. Isabelle Miller, ‘spiritual mother’ of Holy Temple Church in Roxbury, dies at 100

Rev. Miller, who began preaching in her late teens, "was an excellent teacher and preacher of the Bible," says Pastor Thomas L. Williams.

‘Mr. Cambridge’: Frank Duehay, a former three-time mayor, dies at 87

A longtime advocate for education, Dr. Duehay formerly was assistant dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Len Barry, 78, dies; soulful voice of ‘Bristol Stomp’ and ‘1-2-3’

Len Barry, the lead singer of the Dovells on their danceable early-1960s hits “Bristol Stomp” and “You Can’t Sit Down” and later a solo artist whose career peaked with his infectious love song “1-2-3,” died Nov. 5 in a hospital in Philadelphia. He was 78.

Andrew White, virtuoso saxophonist and Coltrane scholar, dies at 78

Andrew White, a profusely talented and proudly eccentric musician and scholar best known in jazz circles for transcribing more than 800 of John Coltrane’s saxophone solos, died Nov. 11 at an assisted-living facility in Silver Spring, Maryland. He was 78.

Nelly Kaplan, whose films explored female strength, dies at 89

Ms. Kaplan's witty, satire-tinged French films about female empowerment and revenge made her a distinctive voice in a male-dominated era.