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Former Celtics owner and Kentucky governor John Y. Brown dies

In 1978, Mr. Brown helped make one of the more unusual trades in sports history: swapping the NBA's Buffalo Braves for the Boston Celtics franchise.

Cecilia ‘Cissy’ Marshall, keeper of Thurgood Marshall’s legacy, dies at 94

Mrs. Marshall served as a legal secretary for the NAACP before her marriage to Thurgood Marshall.

Bao Tong, 90, dies; top Chinese official imprisoned after Tiananmen

Mr. Bao, once one of Mao Zedong's deputies, became an acerbic outsider-critic of the Communist Party.

Cuban singer-songwriter Pablo Milanes dies at 79

One of the most internationally famous Cuban singer-songwriters, Pablo Milanes recorded dozens of albums and hits including “Yolanda.”

George Lois, visionary art director, is dead at 91

Mr. Lois was irascible and brilliant -- and Madison Avenue’s best-known 20th-century art director.

Mitchell Rosenthal, Phoenix House founder, dies at 87

Dr. Mitchell Rosenthal, the founder of Phoenix House, which branded itself the largest private, nonprofit therapeutic drug-treatment program in the United States, died Monday in Manhattan. He was 87.

Dick Pleasants, host of New England’s premier folk music radio shows, dies at 75

With his "Folk Heritage" show on GBH, and later on WUMB-FM, Mr. Pleasants was the New England's premier radio host of folk music shows.

Staughton Lynd, historian and activist turned labor lawyer, dies at 92

Dr. Lynd was one of the last of a generation of radical academics who in the 1960s overthrew their predecessors’ obsession with detached, objective scholarship in favor of political engagement.