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Frank Lucas Dies at 88; Drug Kingpin Depicted in ‘American Gangster’


His rise from poverty to riches through a drug-smuggling enterprise was a larger-than-life tale of ambition, organization and ruthless brutality.

Carrie Ann Lucas, Champion for Disabled Parents, Dies at 47


Ms. Lucas, who lived with multiple disabilities, met resistance when she sought to adopt her niece from foster care. So she helped change the law.

C. Payne Lucas, Leader in Aid to Africa, Is Dead at 85


Mr. Lucas helped found Africare and, with help from African-Americans, built it into a leading nonprofit promoting economic development.

Reggie Lucas, Versatile Guitarist and Producer, Dies at 65


In the 1970s, Mr. Lucas worked with Miles Davis. In the 1980s, he produced Madonna’s first album and wrote her hit song “Borderline.”

Cornel Lucas, Photographer Whose Portraits Defined Film Stars, Dies at 92


Mr. Lucas combined his patience, talent for lighting and large cameras to create memorable images of subjects like Marlene Dietrich, Lauren Bacall and Gregory Peck.

Maurice Lucas, Bruising Forward for Trail Blazers, Dies at 58


The prototype for a power forward, Lucas joined with Bill Walton to lead Portland to its only N.B.A. championship in 1977.

Louis R. Lucas, 70, Lawyer in School Desegregation Era, Dies


Louis R. Lucas, a Tennessee lawyer who came to prominence in the drawn-out battles over school desegregation and busing resulting from the Brown v. Board of Education decision of 1954, died on Monday in Memphis. He was 70 and lived in suburban Germantown, Tenn. He died after a long illness, his family said.



LUCAS--Marcia Ann (nee Martin). Of Ringwood, on March 11, 2005. Born in New Haven, CT, and formerly of Tenafly. Beloved wife of Roy Lucas. Devoted mother of Alison Lucas-Kunert of Ringwood; Nicole Lucas Haimes of Venice, CA; Craig M. Lucas of Ridgewood; and Evan T. Lucas of Phoenix, AZ. Loving grandmother of Daniel Austin Lucas, Gabriella Anne Lucas, Lucas Julian Haimes and Max Theodore Haimes. The family will receive their relatives and friends Monday, from 2 to 4 PM, and 7 to 9 PM, at Vander P ...

C. Payne Lucas, Leader in Aid to Africa, Is Dead at 85


Mr. Lucas helped found Africare and, with help from African-Americans, built it into a leading nonprofit promoting economic development.

Paid Notice: Deaths PENA, LUCAS


PENA-Lucas. June 28, in NYC. He is survived by his first wife, Rosa Pena and her children Dinorah, Rose, Lucas Jr., and his second wife, Yolande B. Pena and her son Reynaldo Pena; his grandchildren Christopher, Amanda, Cynthia, Lucas III, and Leander. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, at 10 AM, at St. Ignatius Loyola, at 84th St and Park Ave. Friends may call at Frank E. Campbell, 1076 Madison Ave at 81st St, on Tuesday, 7-9 PM and Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-9 PM.

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His drumming lent spontaneity and imagination to the unfettered sound of seminal rock ’n’ roll records by Jerry Lee Lewis and others.

Lefty Driesell, Basketball Coach Who Put Maryland on the Map, Dies at 92

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 20:53:35 +0000

He built Maryland into a national powerhouse and became the first coach to win more than 100 games at each of four major college programs.

Damo Suzuki, Singer Who Ignited the Experimental Band Can, Dies at 74

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His free-spirited music ignored genre boundaries. “If you’re a creative person,” he once said, “it’s important to break rules.”

Ameen Sayani, Pioneering Radio Star in India, Dies at 91

Wed, 21 Feb 2024 14:20:00 +0000

One of the first voices heard on the airwaves in Asia, he became recognized by generations of listeners in India over 42 years of broadcasting Bollywood music.

Charles V. Hamilton, an Apostle of ‘Black Power,’ Dies at 94

Sun, 18 Feb 2024 17:50:16 +0000

He popularized the term “institutional racism" and, with Stokely Carmichael, wrote a book in 1967 that was seen as a radical manifesto.

William Beecher, Who Revealed Secret Cambodia Bombing, Dies at 90

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His New York Times scoop enraged the Nixon White House, which ordered a tap on his phone. He later won a Pulitzer Prize for The Boston Globe.

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