Bob Lanier, a Dominant Center of the 1970s and ’80s, Dies at 73

Bob Lanier, who as a center for the Detroit Pistons and Milwaukee Bucks in the 1970s and ’80s parlayed a deft left-handed hook shot, a soft midrange jumper and robust…

Leonid Kravchuk, First President of Ukraine, Dies at 88

Leonid Kravchuk, who as the first popularly elected president of Ukraine shepherded it out of the collapse of the Soviet Union and signed off on giving up the country’s nuclear…

NBA great Bob Lanier, Hall of Fame center for Detroit Pistons and Milwaukee Bucks, dies at 73

Bob Lanier, the left-handed big man who muscled up beside the likes of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as one of the NBA’s top players of the 1970s, died Tuesday. He was 73.…

Country singer Mickey Gilley dies at age 86

The Natchez, Mississippi native “passed peacefully” surrounded by family and close friends, according to a statement issued by Farnum. He had recently returned home from the road after playing 10…

Dr. Morton Mower, Inventor of Lifesaving Heart Device, Dies at 89

Morton Mower, an entrepreneurial cardiologist who helped invent an implantable defibrillator that has saved many lives by returning potentially fatal irregular heart rhythms to normal with an electrical jolt, died…

Fuad El-Hibri, Who Led a Troubled Vaccine Maker, Dies at 64

“The cross-contamination incident is unacceptable,” he said, “period.” About 60 million additional doses were found to be contaminated in June. Fuad El-Hibri was born on March 2, 1958, in Hildesheim,…

Earth, Wind & Fire saxophonist Andrew Woolfolk dies at 71

Woolfolk, a longtime Earth, Wind & Fire member whose sweet signature instrument made songs like “September” impossible not to dance to, has died, group member Philip Bailey announced. Woolfolk was…

Ursula Bellugi, Pioneer in the World of Sign Language, Dies at 91

Ursula Bellugi, a pioneer in the study of the biological foundations of language who was among the first to demonstrate that sign language was just as complex, abstract and systematic…

Robert Morse, star of ‘Mad Men’ and Broadway, dies at 90

His friend, the screenwriter Larry Karaszewski, and Morse’s son Charlie confirmed his death on Twitter and to CNN affiliate KABC, respectively. A beloved stage actor with two Tony Awards and…

DJ Kay Slay, maven of New York hip-hop, dies from Covid-19 complications

Kay Slay, whose real name was Keith Grayson, was a DJ at HOT 97. But he had been a star of the genre since the early 1990s, when mixtapes he…