Mary Weiss, style-setting lead singer of the Shangri-Las, dies at 75

Ms. Weiss and the Shangri-Las brought a more street-smart twist with songs such as “Leader of the Pack.”

By Brian MurphyJanuary 20, 2024

Zvi Zamir, Israeli spy chief amid war and tragedy, dies at 98

Mr. Zamir directed Mossad operations against Palestinian militants after 11 Israeli Olympic team members were killed at the 1972 Games in Munich.

By Brian MurphyJanuary 19, 2024

Jack Burke Jr., Hall of Fame golfer and teacher, dies at 100

He completed the largest comeback in Masters history and partnered with golfer Jimmy Demaret to build Champions Golf Club in Houston.

By Associated PressJanuary 19, 2024

Claire Fagin, renowned nurse and researcher who led UPenn, dies at 97

As a clinician, educator and advocate, she helped reshape American nursing. She was also one of the first women to lead an Ivy League school.

By Harrison SmithJanuary 18, 2024

Michael Berman, political strategist who revealed private struggles, dies at 84

An eclectic Washington insider whose career included senior White House aide, lobbying firm founder and a book about his battles with his weight

By Brian MurphyJanuary 18, 2024

Shih Ming-teh, activist who helped expand Taiwan’s democracy, dies at 83

The activist helped lead Taiwan from authoritarianism to democracy and served as a former chairman of the governing Democratic Progressive Party.

By Associated PressJanuary 18, 2024

Peter Schickele, musical parodist behind ‘P.D.Q. Bach,’ dies at 88

He described his fictional creation as the “last and least” of J.S. Bach’s children.

By Allan KozinnJanuary 17, 2024

Roy Calne, a pioneer of organ transplant surgery, dies at 93

The British surgeon introduced new drugs and techniques for organ transplantation, earning one of medicine’s top honors and giving hope to millions of patients.

By Harrison SmithJanuary 16, 2024

Norm Snead, NFL quarterback for D.C. and Philadelphia, dies at 84

He played for 16 seasons in the 1960s and ’70s and was a four-time Pro Bowl selection.

By Associated PressJanuary 15, 2024

Lev Rubinstein, Russian poet who drew power from simplicity, dies at 76

An activist since the Soviet era, Mr. Rubinstein has voiced support for jailed dissident Alexei Navalny, criticized Russia’s war in Ukraine and urged “hope.”

By Mary Ilyushina and Brian MurphyJanuary 15, 2024

Joyce Randolph, who played Trixie Norton on ‘Honeymooners,’ dies at 99

Joyce Randolph was the last surviving member of one of the most enduringly popular sitcom ensembles of all time.

By Adam BernsteinJanuary 14, 2024

Tom Shales, Pulitzer-winning TV critic of fine-tuned wit, dies at 79

He spent nearly 40 years writing for The Washington Post and was known for his incisive and barbed commentary.

By Adam Bernstein and Brian MurphyJanuary 13, 2024

Leon Wildes, lawyer who fought John Lennon’s deportation, dies at 90

Despite pressure from the White House and FBI, Mr. Wildes found loopholes that allowed the former Beatle and his wife Yoko Ono to remain in the United States.

By Associated PressJanuary 12, 2024

Edward Jay Epstein, investigative journalist and skeptic, dies at 88

In a raft of books and articles, he punctured established narratives on topics from the JFK assassination to the massive intelligence leak by Edward Snowden.

By Emily LangerJanuary 12, 2024

Bud Harrelson, Mets shortstop in fracas with Pete Rose, dies at 79

He spent his first 13 seasons with New York and was the only man in a Mets uniform for both their World Series titles.

By Associated PressJanuary 11, 2024

Charles O. Jones, a dean of American political scientists, dies at 92

He was known for the expertise and insight he brought to the study of Congress and the presidency.

By Emily LangerJanuary 9, 2024

Joan Acocella, erudite cultural critic for the New Yorker, dies at 78

She worked as the magazine’s dance critic for more than 20 years, while also writing about literature and art, including for the New York Review of Books.

By Harrison SmithJanuary 8, 2024

Franz Beckenbauer, German soccer star, dies at 78

One of the greatest European soccer players in history, he led the West German national team to World Cup titles as a player and coach.

By Matt SchudelJanuary 8, 2024

Mario Zagallo, World Cup winner for Brazil as player and coach, dies at 92

He was the only person to win four World Cup titles, two on the field and two in the coaching ranks.

By Associated PressJanuary 6, 2024

Joseph Lelyveld, who led New York Times into digital age, dies at 86

The former foreign correspondent wrote a Pulitzer Prize-winning book about the agonies of life in apartheid South Africa.

By Emily LangerJanuary 6, 2024