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The lawyer and former City Human Rights Commissioner disclosed his H.I.V.-positive status in the early 1990s, when AIDS was far more stigmatized than it is today.
He lived a life of sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll before settling into a fulfilling job at M.I.T. late in life. He died of the coronavirus.
Mr. Johnson’s 1959 composition “November,” a six-hour work for piano, was a landmark in the Minimalist movement, but it went unheard for 50 years.
Part of a mid-20th-century cadre of sophists, he wrote prodigiously, and iconoclastically, in left-leaning journals while earning distinction as a sociologist.
Mr. Hof died last month at a brothel he owned in Crystal, Nev. On Tuesday, he was overwhelmingly elected to the State Assembly.
A brothel owner and a Republican, he likened himself to President Trump and was weeks away from general election when he was found dead by a pornographic film star.
His resonant voice was an essential part of the group’s success when it embraced psychedelic funk on songs like “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone.”
Mr. Peron campaigned to change the California laws that criminalized the possession of marijuana for medical use. He succeeded.
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His drumming lent spontaneity and imagination to the unfettered sound of seminal rock ’n’ roll records by Jerry Lee Lewis and others.
He built Maryland into a national powerhouse and became the first coach to win more than 100 games at each of four major college programs.
His free-spirited music ignored genre boundaries. “If you’re a creative person,” he once said, “it’s important to break rules.”
One of the first voices heard on the airwaves in Asia, he became recognized by generations of listeners in India over 42 years of broadcasting Bollywood music.
He popularized the term “institutional racism" and, with Stokely Carmichael, wrote a book in 1967 that was seen as a radical manifesto.
His New York Times scoop enraged the Nixon White House, which ordered a tap on his phone. He later won a Pulitzer Prize for The Boston Globe.