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Percussionist Ralph Irizarry

Ralph Irizarry, Innovative Latin Percussionist, Dies at 67

Ralph Irizarry, a master of the timbales who played in groups led by conga player Ray Barretto and singer Rubén Blades before forming his own well-regarded bands, died Sept. 5 in a hospital in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. He was 67.

In 1977, Mr. Sinclair displayed the Microvision television.

British computing inventor Clive Sinclair dies at 81

Clive Sinclair, the British inventor and entrepreneur who arguably did more than anyone else to inspire a whole generation of children into a life-long passion for computers and gaming, has died. He was 81.

Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

Ex-Algerian president Bouteflika, ousted amid protests, dies

Former Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika fought for independence from France, reconciled his conflict-ravaged nation, and was then ousted amid pro-democracy protests in 2019 after two decades in power.

BU Professor David Jones.

BU professor David Jones remembered as thoughtful scholar and ‘ultimate fun dad’ in obituary

“His death has left a void for his family and community that cannot be filled,” the tribute read.

In this July 1986 file photo, Actress Jane Powell poses for a photo in New York.

Jane Powell, Hollywood golden-age musicals star, dies at 92

Powell died Thursday at her Wilton, Connecticut, home, longtime friend Susan Granger said.

"I think that our world is more Christ-like when it’s open to all of God’s children,” said Bishop John Shelby Spong.

An advocate for LGBTQ and women priests, Episcopal Bishop John Shelby Spong dies at 90

In addition to serving as the Episcopal bishop in Newark, N.J., he had taught and lectured at Harvard Divinity school.

Norm Macdonald in New York on March 31, 2011.

Comedian and ‘SNL’ alum Norm Macdonald dies after battle with cancer

A veteran of the stand-up circuit, Mr. Macdonald has died after a battle with cancer.

Mr. Wein, in 2009, playing with a jazz band in New Orleans.

George Wein, legendary music producer and founder of Newport festivals, dies at 95

In addition to being a festival promoter, he at various times ran two Boston nightclubs, owned a record label, managed acts, promoted tours, lectured at Boston University, wrote a music column, and recorded and performed as a pianist.