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Georgie Anne Geyer, foreign correspondent and syndicated columnist, dies

The longtime foreign correspondent and columnist covered international and wrote a critical biography of Cuban leader Fidel Castro.

Leonard Bailey, surgeon who transplanted baboon heart into baby, dies at 76

Dr. Leonard Bailey, who in 1984 transplanted a baboon heart into a tiny newborn dubbed “Baby Fae” in a pioneering operation that sparked both worldwide acclaim and condemnation, has died.

Actor-comedian Sammy Shore, father of Pauly, dies at 92

Sammy Shore, an actor and standup comedian who co-founded the Comedy Store, died Saturday. He was 92.

Dax Cowart, 71; burn victim who fought for patients’ rights

After receiving severe burns in an accident, Mr. Cowart became a lawyer and a prominent patients’ rights advocate.

Sergei Dorenko, 59, maverick Russian broadcast journalist

Mr. Dorenko became known as the “TV killer” for helping to clear rivals from Vladimir Putin’s path to power but then fell out of official favor and was thrown off the air.

Machiko Kyo, 95, star of ‘Rashomon’ and other films

In 1950, a year after being discovered by a film scout while performing in an all-female dance revue, Ms. Kyo appeared in “Rashomon.”

Herman Wouk, perennially best-selling author, dies at 103

Mr. Wouk‘s taut shipboard drama “The Caine Mutiny” lifted him to the top of the best-seller lists, where he remained for most of a career that extended past his 100th year.

Bob Schloredt, first 2-time MVP of Rose Bowl, dies at 79

Mr. Schloredt led Washington to consecutive Rose Bowl victories following the 1959 and 1960 seasons.