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Rajendra Pachauri, Indian climate change authority who led UN panel

Pachauri was a controversial figure who faced accusations of sexual harassment later in his life

Noted jazz keyboardist Lyle Mays dies at age 66

Lyle Mays, a jazz keyboardist whose work, chiefly with the Pat Metheny Group, won nearly a dozen Grammy Awards, died Monday in Los Angeles. He was 66.

Legendary rodeo clown Lecile Harris dead at 83

A legendary rodeo clown who spent decades performing has died after the final performance of the 55th Annual Dixie National Rodeo and Livestock Show in Mississippi.

Paula Kelly, Emmy-nominated actress, dancer, and singer, dies at 77

Ms. Kelly became a leading Black performer on Broadway in the 1960s and later turned to supporting roles on film and television.

Dyanne Thorne, 83, star of scandalous ‘Ilsa’ films, is dead

Dyanne Thorne, who starred in one of the most notorious sexploitation movies of the 1970s, “Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS” — a head-spinning mix of Nazi fetishism, sadism and female empowerment that is still talked about by grindhouse film aficionados as well as by more serious scholars — died Jan. 28 in Las Vegas.

Frederick Koch, Who Spurned Family Business, Dies at 86

In 1983, a wealthy American wandered into the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon in England. He saw a scale model of a new theater that the company hoped to build, if only it had the money.

Santu Mofokeng, photographer recorded searing image of apartheid life

Santu Mofokeng, a photographer whose searing images of everyday life in South Africa’s black townships documented the prospects of freedom from apartheid and the unfulfilled promise of its overthrow, died Jan. 26 in Johannesburg.

Dave McCoy, who gave skiers Mammoth Mountain, dies at 104

Dave McCoy, who transformed California’s Mammoth Mountain from a remote Sierra peak into a downhill destination for skiers and snowboarders from around the world, has died at 104.