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Meat Loaf performed in 1985 during a live concert. The singer born Marvin Lee Aday died Thursday, according to a family statement posted on his official Facebook page.

Meat Loaf, ‘Bat Out of Hell’ rock superstar, dies at 74

Meat Loaf, the heavyweight rock superstar loved by millions for his “Bat Out of Hell” album, died Thursday, according to a family statement.

Mr. Kruger's screen presence had significance beyond the box office. He would play an important role in soothing the anti-German feelings that had spread during the war.

Hardy Kruger, German-born Hollywood star, is dead at 93

He was the first German actor to become a Hollywood star after World War II, appearing in such movies as "Barry Lyndon" and "A Bridge Too Far."

Dr. McLanahan was a Princeton sociologist whose studies provided the groundwork for research into the changing structure of the American family.

Sara McLanahan, who studied single motherhood, dies at 81

Dr. McLanahan’s research grew in part out of her personal experience as a single mother to three children.

Mr. McNamara with his son Brian at Station 3 in Newton in 2001.

Ray McNamara, firefighter who survived an explosion to inspire others, dies at 79

Critically burned and blinded, Mr. McNamara underwent about three dozen operations and always encouraged others to "do the next right thing."

André Leon Talley.

Influential fashion journalist André Leon Talley dies at 73

Mr. Talley was an influential fashion journalist who worked at Women’s Wear Daily and Vogue and was a regular in the front row of fashion shows in New York and Europe.

In a photo provided by the Harrison family, Mr. Harrison sat under the poster for one of his plays.

Paul Carter Harrison, whose ideas shaped Black theater, dies at 85

A playwright and scholar who in books, essays, and award-winning plays provided a theoretical structure for the Black performing arts, Mr. Harrison was 85.

Charles McGee was awarded an honorary rank of general in 2019.

Famed Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee dies at 102

Mr. McGee flew 409 fighter combat missions over three wars.

Dr. Willie was the Charles William Eliot professor of education, emeritus, at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Charles Willie, an architect of Boston’s ‘controlled-choice’ school desegregation plan, dies at 94

Dr. Willie, whose grandparents were enslaved, became a leading voice for equality and fairness.