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Pioneering investor dubbed ‘China’s First Shareholder’ dies

Yang Huaiding died Sunday at 71, the state-owned Securities Times and other business publications reported, citing a statement by his family.

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Lisa Banes, film and stage actress, dies at 65

Lisa Banes, a versatile actress who came to prominence on the New York stage in the 1980s and went on to a busy career that also included roles on television and in the films “Cocktail” and “Gone Girl,” died Monday of head injuries she sustained 10 days earlier when she was struck by a scooter in Manhattan. She was 65.

Ms.  Burns during a rehearsal of “The Comedy of Errors” for the New York Shakespeare Festival in Central Park in 1992.

Karla Burns, who broke a ‘British Tonys’ color barrier, dies at 66

Karla Burns, a singer and actor who in 1991 won a Laurence Olivier Award, Britain’s highest stage honor, for her role as the riverboat cook Queenie in a production of “Show Boat” and who later fought to regain her soulful voice after losing it in an operation to remove a growth in her throat, died June 4 in Wichita, Kansas. She was 66.

Candy Straight, who led push to get GOP women elected, dies

Candace “Candy” Straight, an investment banker and film producer who worked for decades to help get women elected to office in New Jersey, has died. She was 73.

Judge Kass, at the Suffolk Courthouse.

Rudolph Kass, judge whose writing flair illuminated legal principles, dies at 90

Mr. Kass “was just a joy to read. He was so deft,” said Christopher J. Armstrong, a former state Appeals Court chief justice.

Jim "Mudcat" Grant was the first Black 20-game winner in the major leagues and a key part of Minnesota's first World Series team in 1965.

Mudcat Grant, American League’s first Black 20-game winner, dies at 85

Remembered as a leading right-hander of his time, Jim "Mudcat" Grant was also known for his intriguing nickname, his second career singing and dancing at nightspots, and his book profiling outstanding Black pitchers.

Chief Leonard Crow Dog listened during an orientation at Sitting Bull College in Cannon Ball, N.D., in 2016.

Lakota spiritual leader, activist Leonard Crow Dog dies

Chief Leonard Crow Dog, a renowned activist, fought for sovereignty, language preservation, and religious freedom, and lobbied for the American Indian Religious Freedom Act and Indian Self Determination Act, two laws that altered the relationship between Native Americans and the United States.

Violetta Elvin, glamorous Royal Ballet dancer, dies at 97

A young Soviet ballerina who brought her Bolshoi training and remarkable style to Britain’s Royal Ballet, Violetta Elvin was remembered in the British magazine Dancing Times as a “glorious and glamorous” dancer.