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His death in March is believed to be the first of a sworn New York City police officer caused by the coronavirus.
The author of 18 novels and hundreds of short stories, he never found fame or big sales. But his idiosyncratic storytelling drew praise.
Mr. Dixon, 51, a British software developer and father, told his family he was safe after the airport blast — then he went to the Maelbeek subway station.
Mr. Dixon was a two-term United States senator from Illinois in the 1980s and early ’90s who was known for keen attention to constituents’ needs.
Bishop Dixon, a leader in the Diocese of Washington, was elected as the second female bishop in the history of the Episcopal Church.
Mr. Dixon helped popularize gospel music with his energetic style and found a wider audience touring and recording with Paul Simon.
Mr. Dixon, the longtime owner of a French Quarter shop, pursued pro football for New Orleans since the late 1950s.His efforts led to an expansion team in 1967.
Mr. Dixon, a trumpeter, composer and educator, fought to raise the profile of free improvisation.
Mr. Dixon was best known for playing Sgt. James Kinchloe on the 1960s sitcom “Hogan’s Heroes,” but his films included vivid portrayals of black struggles in the American South.
Dr. Dixon’s penetrating studies of how misdirected responses by the immune system can cause diseases that damage the kidneys and other organs won him an Albert Lasker Award in 1975.
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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.”
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.
With a keen eye for young talent, he helped boost the careers of Steve Martin, John Denver, Kenny Rogers and many other performers.
The Kremlin’s fiercest critic, whose work brought arrests, attacks and a near-fatal poisoning in 2020, had spent months in isolation.