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Lulu Peyraud, a French wine matriarch, dies at 102

Lulu Peyraud, the matriarch of a wine-producing family in the Bandol region of southern France, who epitomized a joyous, exuberant and generous Provençal way of life as a cook and a hostess, died Oct. 7 in La Ciotat, France. She was 102.

Stuart Bowyer, astronomer who lent his ear to the cosmos, dies at 86

Stuart Bowyer made his biggest mark with his ultraviolet studies of the universe.

Fred Dean, 68, fearsome pass rusher of 49ers' dynasty, dies

Fred Dean, the fearsome pass rusher who was a key part of the launch of the San Francisco 49ers' dynasty, has died. He was 68.

Faith Stewart-Gordon, doyenne of the Russian Tea Room, dies at 88

Faith Stewart-Gordon, an actress who traded Broadway for blini when she married the owner of the Russian Tea Room in Manhattan and then spent nearly three decades as its owner, greeting the glitterati who dined there in her incongruous Southern lilt, died Friday at her home in New Preston, Connecticut. She was 88.


With ‘unimaginable grace,’ Jake Kennedy kept giving of himself to others after an ALS diagnosis

Kennedy, a founder of the Christmas in the City charity for homeless children, also created a fund for ALS research.

Bernard Cohen, lawyer who took on mixed marriage laws, dies

Bernard S. Cohen, who won a landmark case that led to the U.S. Supreme Court’s rejection of laws forbidding interracial marriage and later went on to a successful political career as a state legislator, has died. He was 86.

Tom Kennedy, genial journeyman of TV game shows, dies at 93

Tom Kennedy, who earnestly shook the hands of losers and bestowed gee-whiz jollity on winners during a nearly 30-year career hosting television game shows, died Oct. 7 at his home in Oxnard, California. He was 93.

Egyptian actor Mahmoud Yassin dies at age 79

Mahmoud Yassin, an Egyptian actor and pillar of the country’s film industry during the second half of the 20th century, has died. He was 79.