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Rupert Neve, the father of modern studio recording, dies at 94

When the Seattle grunge band Nirvana recorded their breakthrough album, “Nevermind,” at Sound City Studios in Van Nuys, California, in 1991, they used a massive mixing console created by a British engineer named Rupert Neve.

Prince Markie Dee, founding member of rap trio Fat Boys, dies at 52

As a member of the trio Fat Boys, Prince Markie Dee released some of hip-hop’s most commercially successful albums of the 1980s and helped speed the genre’s absorption into pop culture.

Patricia Lynch, NBC journalist who focused on cults, dies at 82

An investigative television journalist who specialized in exposing cults and their leaders, including Lyndon LaRouche, a political extremist who ran for president eight times, Patricia Lynch died Feb. 3 at her home in Manhattan. She was 82.

Johnny Pacheco, musician whose Fania record label launched salsa music, dies at 85

Mr. Pacheco, who was dubbed the “godfather of salsa,” was a Juilliard-trained musician and bandleader, but his greatest contributions may have been as an impresario.

Prince Markie Dee, founding member of rap trio Fat Boys, dies at 52

Prince Markie Dee, who as a member of the trio Fat Boys released some of hip-hop’s most commercially successful albums of the 1980s and helped speed the genre’s absorption into pop culture, died Thursday in Miami. He was 52.

Virginia Bohlin, a newspaperwoman for 73 years, dies at 101

The Globe's longtime antiques columnist conducted the first interview with Jacqueline Bouvier after she became engaged to John F. Kennedy.

Rush Limbaugh, conservative talk radio host who employed vicious but influential rhetoric, dies

Rush Limbaugh, the relentlessly provocative voice of conservative America who dominated talk radio for more than three decades with shooting-gallery attacks on liberals, Democrats, feminists, and environmentalists, died on Wednesday. He was 70.

Bernard Lown, doctor at the vanguard of cardiac care, antiwar activist who shared Nobel Peace Prize, dies at 99

Dr. Lown invented the first reliable heart defibrillator and cofounded International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War.