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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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Harry Whittington, Texas Lawyer Shot by Cheney, Dies at 95

Mon, 06 Feb 2023 22:19:17 +0000

He drew headlines in 2006 when he was struck by birdshot from a shotgun fired by Vice President Dick Cheney in a hunting accident — then apologized himself for the incident.

Melinda Dillon, 2-Time Oscar Nominee, Is Dead at 83

Sun, 05 Feb 2023 23:01:03 +0000

She was a Broadway star at 23 and then quit acting, but later re-emerged in films like “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” and “A Christmas Story.”

Charles Kimbrough, Actor Best Known for ‘Murphy Brown,’ Dies at 86

Mon, 06 Feb 2023 16:25:44 +0000

In a career that included a Tony nomination for “Company,” he specialized in playing uptight characters, notably Candice Bergen’s stuffy straight man.

Pervez Musharraf, Former Military Ruler of Pakistan, Dies at 79

Sun, 05 Feb 2023 21:30:56 +0000

Mr. Musharraf took power in a bloodless coup in late 1999 but resigned under threat of impeachment in 2008. He drew fire for his ties to Washington.

Fred Terna, Creator of Fiery Holocaust Paintings, Dies at 99

Sat, 04 Feb 2023 21:46:06 +0000

A prisoner at Auschwitz and three other camps, he dealt with his trauma in semiabstract art that depicted crematories, ovens and chimneys.

Bob Born, Who Brought Marshmallow Peeps to the Masses, Dies at 98

Sat, 04 Feb 2023 19:17:48 +0000

By mechanizing and greatly expanding production, he made the gooey yellow chicks an Easter favorite and a pop-culture phenomenon.



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