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Frank Jacobs, Mad magazine writer with a lyrical touch, dies at 91

“Frank’s stuff sparkled. It was smart, classy, and always funny,'' said a former colleague. "He was the best writer Mad magazine ever had.”

Bernie Madoff in 2009.

Bernie Madoff, who defrauded investors of billions, dies in prison

Madoff perpetrated one of the biggest financial scandals in US history. He died at the Federal Medical Center in Butner, N.C., apparently from natural causes.

Former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark in 1974.

Ramsey Clark, former attorney general and rebel with a cause, dies at 93

Ramsey Clark, who championed civil rights and liberties as attorney general in the Johnson administration, then devoted much of the rest of his life to defending unpopular causes and infamous people, including Saddam Hussein and others accused of war crimes, died Friday at his home in Manhattan, New York. He was 93.

June Newton in 2011 in Berlin

Australian portrait photographer June Newton dies at 97

In 1970, after having moved to Paris with her husband, June Newton started her own career as a photographer under the pseudonym Alice Springs and soon became a well-regarded artist herself focusing on portraits.

Ray Lambert, a combat veteran of the D-Day invasion, at his home in Seven Lakes, N.C., in 2014. He was an Army medic who survived multiple wounds on D-Day and was celebrated on the World War II battle's 75th anniversary.

Ray Lambert, D-Day survivor, WWII torch bearer, dies at 100

For many years, the diminutive businessman refused to talk about the horrors he had witnessed and experienced overseas. But as Ray Lambert aged and his fellow veterans began passing away, he felt a sacred duty to share his story, and theirs.


DMX, hip-hop artist with a trademark delivery, dies at 50

DMX, the iconic hip-hop artist behind the songs “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem” and “Party Up (Up in Here)” whose distinctively gruff voice and thoughtful messages in his rhymes made him one of rap’s biggest stars, has died, according to a family statement Friday.

Dr. Nemam Ghafouri (in red) with Yazidi elders at a temple in northern Iraq in 2019.

Nemam Ghafouri, doctor who aided Yazidis in Iraq, dies at 52

That Nemam Ghafouri was born in a cave might be one of the least remarkable things about her. She was a refugee, a physician, a humanitarian, and much more.

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, dies at age 99

Philip, also known as the Duke of Edinburgh, married Elizabeth in 1947 and was the longest-serving consort in British history.