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In this undated photo provided by the Sydney Jewish Museum, Holocaust survivor Eddie Jaku poses for a photograph in Sydney, Australia. Jaku, who last year published his best-selling memoir, “The Happiest Man on Earth,” has died in Sydney, a Jewish community leader said. He was 101.

Holocaust survivor-author Eddie Jaku dies in Sydney aged 101

“Eddie Jaku was a beacon of light and hope for not only our community, but the world,” New South Wales state Jewish Board of Deputies chief executive officer Darren Bark said in a statement.

Iohan Gueorguiev, ‘Bike Wanderer’ of the wilderness, dies at 33

Gueorguiev made his name overcoming challenges hurled at his body and spirit. He was a star in the world of “bikepacking,” long-distance bike travel conducted off main roads.

Dr. Yuan visited Huangshan Mountain in China, as seen in this undated photo.

Dr. Robert Hsun-Piao Yuan, ‘the neurosurgeon’s neurosurgeon,’ dies at 99

'You must always give patients hope,' Dr. Robert Hsun-Piao Yuan told a neurosurgery colleague.

Mr. Reisman at home in Natick with his wife, Paula Lyons, and their dog, in 2003. The couple later moved to Martha's Vineyard, where they became year-round residents.

‘Says You!’ panelist Arnie Reisman, a Boston media mainstay, dies at 79

A former editor of the alternative weekly Boston After Dark, Mr. Reisman was a playwright and poet. He spent decades at a number of Greater Boston media outlets and won regional Emmys for his work on "Chronicle."

Warner Williams is pictured at the Armed Forces Retirement Home in August 2011 in Washington, D.C.

Warner Williams, guitar master of the Piedmont blues, dies at 91

Folklorists regarded Warner Williams as one of the last “songsters,” a term reserved for traveling Black troubadours such as Lead Belly and Mississippi John Hurt who performed a wide range of music — not just blues — from traditional sources.

A photo provided by Jerry Uelsmann, shows the curator and scholar Peter Bunnell at his New York apartment in 1973 in a surrealistic composite portrait by his friend, the photographer Jerry N. Uelsmann.

Peter C. Bunnell 83, dies; brought academic rigor to history of photography

Over a 35-year career at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and Princeton University, Peter Bunnell transformed the history of photography from a side interest among professional photographers to a rigorous academic discipline.

For much of his later life, Mr. Banisadr lived with his wife and three children in or near Paris, including at a heavily guarded home in Versailles

Abolhassan Banisadr, former Iranian president, dies at 88

The first president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Abolhassan Banisadr tried and failed to resist the currents of religious radicalism and ultimately was impeached and fled the country.

The first President of Iran Abolhassan Banisadr on Aug. 1, 1981, in Auvers-sur-Oise.

Banisadr, Iran’s first president after 1979 revolution, dies

Abolhassan Banisadr, Iran’s first president after the country’s 1979 Islamic Revolution who fled Tehran after being impeached for challenging the growing power of clerics as the nation became a theocracy, died Saturday. He was 88.