Latest NY Times Obituaries
Mark Russell, Piano-Playing Political Satirist, Dies at 90
Washington was his main quarry. Did he have any writers? “Oh, yes — 100 in the Senate and 435 in the House of Representatives.”
Walter Cole, Who Dazzled as Darcelle, the World’s Oldest Drag Performer, Dies at 92
He turned a run-down tavern into a drag cabaret that became a hub and a fund-raising powerhouse for the L.G.B.T.Q. community as well as a beloved Portland, Ore., institution.
Julie Anne Peters, Whose Young-Adult Books Caused a Stir, Dies at 71
Her 2004 novel, “Luna,” broke new ground by having a transgender teenager as a main character. That book and others she wrote have been targets of conservatives.
D.M. Thomas, 88, Dies; His ‘White Hotel’ Was a Surprise Best Seller
A former English teacher with a modest writing career in Britain, he found fame in 1981 with an inventive story of an opera singer, Freud and the Holocaust.
George Nassar, 86, Killer Who Heard Confession in Strangler Case, Is Dead
A fellow inmate, Albert DeSalvo, told him that he was the Boston Strangler who had killed 13 women in the early 1960s. Mr. Nassar’s death, in 2018, had gone unreported.
Emily Fisher Landau, Art Patron Who Had Her Own Museum, Dies at 102
A jewelry heist in her Manhattan home spurred her to start one of America’s premier collections of contemporary art, shown for years in a converted factory in Queens.
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