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Barry Tuckwell, French Horn Virtuoso, Is Dead at 88


He was widely considered to be the finest player of his era and was said to have “inspired every generation of horn player for the past 70 years.”

Claudine Auger, James Bond’s First French Co-Star, Dies at 78


“Thunderball” was her breakthrough, and she went on to appear in movies with Alain Delon and Giancarlo Giannini. But Hollywood stardom eluded her.

Albert Uderzo, 92, Co-Creator of French Comic Series Asterix, Dies


He teamed up with the writer René Goscinny to create the mustachioed Gaul, whose adventures have sold hundreds of millions of comic books worldwide.

Denise Duval, French Soprano and Poulenc Interpreter, Dies at 94


Ms. Duval, a foremost interpreter of Francis Poulenc’s works, was also known for her performances of compositions by other French masters.

They Died in the French and Indian War. Their Remains Await Reburial.


The bones of British soldiers and colonial militia were disinterred during a reconstruction of Fort William Henry nearly 70 years ago.

Michel Robin, Longtime French Character Actor, Dies at 90


Best known in the United States for his role in the 2001 film “Amélie,” he was a staple of the Comédie-Française theater company and a familiar supporting actor in dozens of movies.

Daniel Cordier, French Resistance Hero, Is Dead at 100


He parachuted into occupied France and became an assistant to the legendary Jean Moulin, though only later did he learn Moulin’s true identity.

Lulu Peyraud, a French Wine Matriarch, Dies at 102


Her family ran Domaine Tempier, a wine estate in Provence known for its Bandol reds and rosés. She ran the kitchen.

Pierre Troisgros, Renowned French Restaurateur, Dies at 92


He was part of a generation of influential, game-changing chefs at the forefront of nouvelle cuisine.

Christiane Eda-Pierre, Leading French Soprano, Dies at 88


Born in Martinique, Ms. Eda-Pierre was one of France’s first international Black opera stars.

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John L. Canley, Belated Medal of Honor Recipient, Dies at 84

Wed, 18 May 2022 16:51:52 +0000

He was the first living Black Marine to be awarded America’s highest military decoration — 50 years after he demonstrated valor in Vietnam.

Maggie Peterson, a Memorable ‘Andy Griffith Show’ Guest, Dies at 81

Tue, 17 May 2022 23:18:25 +0000

As Charlene Darling, a member of the musical Darling family, she appeared in five episodes, beginning with one in which her character became smitten with Mr. Griffith’s.

Jürgen Blin, Who Went 7 Rounds Against Ali, Dies at 79

Tue, 17 May 2022 11:32:35 +0000

In 1971, Blin was a working-class fighter from Hamburg and a top contender in Germany. Ali was coming off a loss to Joe Frazier and needed to get back in shape.

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