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Roger Saunders, storied Boston hotelier whose empire included the Lenox, dies at 93

"We try harder," Mr. Saunders said of his family's approach to running hotels. "We’re Bostonians. We love this city."

Jackie Rogers, jet-setting fashion designer, dies at 90

Her eye for elegance and her boundless (if at times abrasive) personality propelled a five-decade career as a go-to couturier for film stars and socialites.

Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan martial ruler in 9/11 wars, dies

General Musharraf, who seized power in a bloodless coup and later led a reluctant Pakistan into aiding the US war in Afghanistan against the Taliban, has died, an official said Sunday.

Melinda Dillon, actress who played crisis and comedy, dies at 83

She played a remarkably varied set of women in crises: the mousy Honey in Broadway's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?", a mother seeking her alien-abducted son in "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," and the doting matriarch in the holiday classic "A Christmas Story."

Ray Cordeiro, a voice on Hong Kong’s airwaves for 70 years, dies at 98

Ray Cordeiro, a familiar voice on Hong Kong’s airwaves who was one of the world’s longest-working disc jockeys, spinning records for more than 70 years, died here on Jan. 13. He was 98.

Longtime AP country music chronicler Joe Edwards dies at 75

Joe Edwards documented the ascent of country music through interviews with stars ranging from Dolly Parton to Taylor Swift and wrote the AP’s Nashville Sound country music column from 1975 to 1992

Lauded fashion designer Paco Rabanne dies at age 88

A Spanish-born designer, Paco Rabanne was known for perfumes sold worldwide and for metallic, space-age fashions.

Mira Lehr, artist who explored nature’s distress, dies at 88

A versatile Florida artist, Mira Lehr helped found an early cooperative gallery for women artists in Miami Beach and her paintings, sculptures and installations often reflected her concerns about environmental degradation.