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Before the Death of Manuel Ellis, a Witness Told the Police: ‘Stop Hitting Him’

2020-06-05T13:42:57+0000

The mayor of Tacoma, Wash., called for the firing and prosecution of officers involved in the arrest of Mr. Ellis after video clips of the encounter emerged.


Ellis Marsalis, Jazz Pianist and Music Family Patriarch, Dies at 85

2020-04-02T02:52:54+0000

The father of Wynton and Branford Marsalis and a prominent performer and educator, he succumbed to complications of the coronavirus.


Mary Ellis, Who Flew British Spitfires in World War II, Dies at 101

2018-07-26T17:55:33+0000

She was one of the last surviving women who flew aircraft to the front lines for Britain in World War II, overcoming skepticism that women could do the job.


Nelsan Ellis, ‘True Blood’ Actor, Dies at 39

2017-07-10T00:12:40+0000

Mr. Ellis starred in “True Blood” from 2008 to 2014 as a scene-stealing diner cook and dealer of addictive vampire blood in rural Louisiana.


Sammy Ellis, All-Star Starter Who Later Made Dave Righetti a Reliever, Dies at 75

2016-05-17T00:28:42+0000

Ellis won 20 games for Cincinnati in 1965 before arm troubles derailed his playing career. As a coach, he arranged Righetti’s successful move to the bullpen a year after he had thrown a no-hitter.


Jimmy Ellis, a Boxer Long in Ali’s Shadow, Dies at 74

2014-05-07T00:27:50+0000

Mr. Ellis, a former sparring partner for Muhammad Ali, captured the heavyweight championship after it had been stripped from Ali for his refusing military induction.


Estelle Ellis Rubinstein, a Pioneer at Seventeen, Dies at 92

2012-07-14T21:53:40+0000

To promote Seventeen to advertisers, Ms. Rubinstein dreamed up “Teena,” a girl who embodied the demographics and concerns of the magazine’s readers.


LeRoy Ellis, a Star Big Man at St. John’s, Dies at 72

2012-06-04T01:55:00+0000

Mr. Ellis, a center, was on the outstanding St. John’s teams of the early 1960s and went on to win an N.B.A. championship with the Lakers in 1972.


Jimmy Ellis Dies at 74; Lead Singer in Dance Band Trammps

2012-03-09T03:57:15+0000

Mr. Ellis was the soulful lead singer of the Trammps, whose 1970s hit “Disco Inferno” was immortalized in the film “Saturday Night Fever.”


Herb Ellis, Jazz Guitarist, Is Dead at 88

2010-03-31T03:52:15+0000

Mr. Ellis was a jazz guitarist whose blues-inflected playing earned him critical acclaim as a soloist and recognition as a member of the pianist Oscar Peterson’s trio.



Latest NY Times Obituaries


Roger Angell, Who Wrote About Baseball With Passion, Dies at 101

Sat, 21 May 2022 00:39:06 +0000

In elegantly winding articles for The New Yorker loaded with inventive imagery, he wrote more like a fan than a sports journalist.

Vangelis, Composer Best Known for ‘Chariots of Fire,’ Dies at 79

Fri, 20 May 2022 23:45:47 +0000

A master of the synthesizer, he won an Oscar for that film’s score, and his memorable theme song became a No. 1 pop hit.

Robert Goolrick Dies at 73; Became a Successful Novelist Late in Life

Sat, 21 May 2022 00:03:50 +0000

Being fired as an advertising executive freed him to write a blistering memoir about his Southern family and an erotic novel that became a best seller.



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