Obituaries

In 2017, Rolling Stone proclaimed him “The Mark Twain of American songwriting.”
The British actress also starred as the leather-clad, judo-flipping Cathy Gale in the 1960s spy TV series “The Avengers.”
The Martha's Vineyard community theater fixture was "tickled" by her brush with fame, a friend said.
The musical giant, who had big hits including "Ain't No Sunshine" and "Lovely Day," died this week from heart complications, his family said.
The three-time Grammy Award winner died from heart complications on Monday in Los Angeles, his family announced.
“Ellis Marsalis was a legend. He was the prototype of what we mean when we talk about New Orleans jazz."
Schlesinger was also known for his songwriting work on "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend."
Jack appeared in “Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi” as General Ematt and also did dialect coaching for Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Hemsworth.
The 69-year-old died Sunday in New York of complications from the virus, his daughter confirmed.
The 54-year-old cancer survivor, who for decades helped the network deliver breaking news, had been on medical leave for an unrelated issue since February.
The Tony Award winner lost his life at age 81 to complications linked to COVID-19.
The country singer-songwriter “passed away peacefully at home from natural causes," his family announced on Twitter.
He was "the guy you wanted by your side no matter where you were,” NBC News Chairman Andrew Lack said.
Maggie Griffin, who often appeared on Griffin's "My Life on the D-List" reality show, had dementia.
He played Sam Camden for years on the WB series.
Beatrice had played Stella on the show since 2012.
He starred in close to 200 film and TV productions, remaining active well into his 80s.
"She enjoyed her chicken until the very end," read an emotional tribute to Marnie on Instagram, where the Shih Tzu had nearly 2 million followers.
He brokered a historic ceasefire between Iran and Iraq in 1988 and helped to re-establish democracy in his Peruvian homeland.
The Bravo TV personality was celebrated, and sometimes parodied, for the poise he brought to celebrity interviews.