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Obituary: Karel Appel, 85; Chen Li, 77

2006-05-09T05:00:00+0000

Karel Appel, 85, an internationally renowned Dutch painter whose impetuous, color-laden canvases were among the most vibrant hallmarks of the postwar European art movement known as Cobra, which he helped found, died on May 3 at his home in Zurich.


Li Zhensheng, Photographer of China’s Cultural Revolution, Dies at 79

2020-06-26T03:41:12+0000

With his camera and red arm band, he captured the dark side of Mao’s revolution at great personal risk. Many of the images were stashed under a floor, going undeveloped for years.


Yao Li, ‘Silver Voice’ of Shanghai, Dies at 96

2019-07-25T21:07:41+0000

Ms. Yao was a celebrated singer in Shanghai and Hong Kong starting in the 1930s. One of her songs appeared on the soundtrack of the film “Crazy Rich Asians.”


Li Peng, Chinese Leader Derided for Role in Tiananmen Crackdown, Dies at 90

2019-07-23T11:39:40+0000

For decades, critics called for Mr. Li, who became known as the “butcher of Beijing,” to face trial or a public reckoning for his role in the 1989 bloodshed.


Li Xueqin, Key Historian in China’s Embrace of Antiquity, Dies at 85

2019-03-01T18:03:07+0000

Mr. Li walked a fine line between scholarship and serving the Communist Party as he sought the truth about his country’s distant past.


Li Rui, a Mao Confidant Who Turned Party Critic, Dies at 101

2019-02-16T03:39:22+0000

Once one of Mao Zedong’s personal secretaries, Mr. Li became a revisionist historian and a standard-bearer for liberal values in China.


Li Ao, Writer and Political Firebrand in Taiwan, Dies at 82

2018-03-26T20:29:36+0000

Known affectionately as the “madman” of Taiwan, Mr. Li vigorously defended freedom of speech and called for reunification with mainland China.


Wan Li, Who Helped China’s Farmers Emerge From Mao Era, Dies at 98

2015-07-16T22:10:55+0000

Mr. Wan, a party secretary in a rural province, instituted agricultural reforms adopted throughout China after discovering that people were starving.


Frederick P. Li, Who Proved a Genetic Cancer Link, Dies at 75

2015-06-21T23:54:37+0000

Dr. Li helped show a skeptical medical establishment that a dominant gene, passed from parent to child, was predisposing family members to various cancers.


Li Hu, AIDS Activist, Dies in Beijing

2014-08-08T08:34:30+0000

The death on Wednesday of Li Hu, a campaigner for the rights of people with H.I.V./AIDS, has drawn together a group of people in China who struggle with widespread discrimination.



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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.

Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma, Master of the Santoor, Dies at 84

Tue, 17 May 2022 20:01:25 +0000

He single-handedly elevated a 100-string instrument little known outside Kashmir into a prominent component of Hindustani classical music.



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