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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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Alice Stewart, a CNN Political Commentator, Dies at 58

Sun, 19 May 2024 13:27:58 +0000

She had appeared onscreen as a conservative voice since the 2016 presidential race. A political strategist, she had worked for Republican presidential candidates.

Moorhead C. Kennedy Jr., 93, Dies; Hostage Who Chided Foreign Policy

Sat, 18 May 2024 21:29:29 +0000

A Foreign Service officer, he was one of 52 hostages seized in Iran and held for 444 days. He later challenged the U.S. government to reshape its diplomacy with the Islamic world.

Phil Wiggins, Virtuoso of the Blues Harmonica, Is Dead at 69

Sun, 19 May 2024 05:45:30 +0000

First as half of the duo Cephas and Wiggins and later on his own, he was one of the best-known musicians playing the style known as the Piedmont blues.

Dabney Coleman, Actor Audiences Loved to Hate, Is Dead at 92

Sat, 18 May 2024 15:18:15 +0000

In movies like “9 to 5” and “Tootsie” and on TV shows like “Buffalo Bill,” he turned the portrayal of egomaniacal louts into a fine art.

Cyril H. Wecht, 93, Dies; Coroner Cast Doubt on Kennedy Assassination

Sat, 18 May 2024 17:15:31 +0000

A widely respected forensic expert and frequent TV presence, he was also a powerful figure in Pennsylvania Democratic politics.

Jon Urbanchek, Who Led Swimmers to Olympic Glory, Dies at 87

Fri, 17 May 2024 18:07:12 +0000

He coached the University of Michigan to 13 Big Ten Conference titles and a national championship. Overall, his swimmers won 21 medals at the Summer Olympics.



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