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Leonard Goldberg, producer of hit TV shows, dies at 85

Mr. Goldberg produced the popular television series “Charlie’s Angels” and “Fantasy Island” with Aaron Spelling in the 1970s and late in life conceived the hit police drama “Blue Bloods.”

George Laurer, who developed the bar code, dies at 94

Mr. Laurer’s design of the ubiquitous vertically striped bar code sped supermarket checkout lines, parcel deliveries, and assembly lines and even transformed human beings, including airline passengers and hospital patients, into traceable inventory items.

Charlie Davidson, the Andover Shop’s ‘Baron of Bespoke,’ dies at 93

Charlie Davidson, 93, of Cambridge, who died Dec. 2, was the longtime proprietor of the Andover Shop, selling menswear in Harvard Square where he was known as the “Baron of Bespoke.”

Johann Baptist Metz, theologian of compassion, dies at 91

Johann Baptist Metz, one of the most influential Roman Catholic theologians of the 20th century and a pioneer of Jewish-Christian dialogue in the aftermath of the Holocaust, died Dec. 2 in Münster, Germany.

Marie Fredriksson, Roxette singer, dies at 61

Marie Fredriksson, lead singer of Roxette, the Swedish pop duo that briefly ruled the American charts in the 1980s and 1990s with dramatically lovelorn ballads and catchy up-tempo singles, died Monday.

Dorothy Brown, state’s oldest resident, dies at 112

Dorothy Brown, 112, who moved to Framingham earlier this year, was the state’s oldest resident when she died Nov. 26.

Yuri Luzhkov, former Moscow mayor, dies at 83

As mayor from 1992 to 2010, Mr. Luzhkov oversaw an ambitious municipal overhaul, navigating the difficult transition from Soviet communism to capitalism with a combination of czar-like decisiveness and a flair for populist gestures.

Jack Mitchell, federal investigator who ‘broke open’ tobacco industry, dies at 69

The muckraking journalist became a federal investigator for the Senate and the Food and Drug Administration.