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Russell Smith, lead singer of the Amazing Rhythm Aces, dies at 70

Russell Smith, the lead singer, songwriter and rhythm guitarist for the country-rock band the Amazing Rhythm Aces, died July 12 in Franklin, Tennessee. He was 70.

Andrew Dibner, former BU professor who pioneered the medical alert device field, dies at 93

He a Boston University professor when he and his wife, Susan Schmidt Dibner, were pioneers of the medical alert device industry.

Robert Morgenthau, longest-serving Manhattan DA, dies at 99

He spent more than three decades jailing criminals from mob kingpins and drug-dealing killers to a tax-dodging Harvard dean.

Italian writer, director Luciano De Crescenzo, dies at 90

Luciano De Crescenzo, an Italian writer, actor and director, has died in Rome after being hospitalized for a few days. He was 90.

Peter McNamara, who won three tennis Grand Slam doubles titles, dies at 64

An Australian tennis player who won three Grand Slam doubles titles, he reached a highest singles ranking of No. 7.

1960s prankster Paul Krassner, who named Yippies, dies at 87

Paul Krassner, the publisher, author and radical political activist on the front lines of 1960s counterculture who helped tie together his loose-knit prankster group by naming them the Yippies, died Sunday in Southern California, his daughter said.

Dr. Marc Mitchell, a pioneer of digital health care for the world’s poorest patients, dies at 70

The longtime lecturer at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health also founded D-tree International.

Aaron Rosand, renowned violinist with a famous fiddle

As a coda to his career, Mr. Rosand sold his beloved rare violin for some $10 million and donated $1.5 million of that to a music institute.