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Najah Sallam, Lebanese singer and actress, dies at age 92

Lebanese singer and actress Najah Sallam surged to fame in the mid-20th century in the Middle East for her songs promoting pan-Arabism.

Nashawn Breedlove, rapper who dueled Eminem in ‘8 Mile,’ dies at 46

An actor, Nashawn Breedlove received acclaim for his scene in the rap-to-riches film “8 Mile,” in which he delivers a tenacious freestyle in a battle against the character portrayed by the rapper Eminem, commanding the gloomy stage with his blustery lyrics and imposing presence.

Jeremy Silman, author of bestselling chess books, dies at 69

Jeremy Silman was an international chess master whose books were popular with players looking to improve their game.

Terry Kirkman, whose band the Association was a late-1960s hit machine, dies at 83

A multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and songwriter, Terry Kirkman was a founder of the 1960s pop group the Association, whose lush vocal harmonies and sugary melodic hooks propelled a string of indelible hits, including “Cherish” and “Along Comes Mary."

Michael Bonallack, Britain’s greatest amateur golfer and and chief of the R&A club, dies at 88

Michael Bonallack was a five-time British Amateur champion, ran the Royal & Ancient Golf Club at St. Andrews for a decade and a half, and was knighted for his services to golf in 1998.

Pearl Bowser, expert in early Black filmmakers, dies at 92

A film historian, curator, and collector, Pearl Bowser was instrumental in preserving and bringing to light the works of Black filmmakers from early in the last century, especially those of Oscar Micheaux, whom one writer described as “the Jackie Robinson of American film.”

Brooks Robinson, Orioles third baseman with 16 Gold Gloves, has died

The Baltimore star participated in 18 All-Star Games and earned the 1964 AL Most Valuable Player award, but he will be forever remembered for the skill he displayed at the hot corner, where he established himself as one of the finest fielding third baseman in baseball history.

Marvin Newman, sports and street photographer, dies at 95

A renowned photographer, Marvin Newman brought a quirky, artistic eye to capturing shadows on a Chicago main street, people in front of shuttered storefronts on Coney Island in New York City, and athletes in competition, including Pittsburgh Pirate Bill Mazeroski smashing the 1960 World Series-winning home run.