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Curly Neal, Globetrotters’ dazzling dribbler, dies at 77

Mr. Neal’s dribbling wizardry made him one of the most well-known members of the beloved Harlem Globetrotters traveling basketball team.

Richard Reeves, columnist and author on presidents

Mr. Reeves was a journalist and author who explored the presidency, the internment of Japanese Americans during World II, the role of the media, and other aspects of American history.

Floyd Cardoz, the influential Indian American chef behind the groundbreaking Tabla, dies of complications from covid-19

Floyd Cardoz, the influential Indian American chef behind the groundbreaking Tabla, dies of complications from covid-19

Stanley Sporkin, bane of corporate corruption

Stanley Sporkin, a legal crusader who, as the chief enforcement officer at the Securities and Exchange Commission, held American corporations accountable for making illicit campaign contributions in the United States and for bribing public officials abroad, died Monday in Rockville, Maryland.

Michael Broadbent, who put wine on the auction block, 92

Mr. Broadbent, a leading English wine authority, virtually created the modern wine auction.

Saxophonist Manu Dibango; brought African pop music to the West

Manu Dibango, a saxophonist from Cameroon whose 1972 single “Soul Makossa” made modern African music a clear presence on Western pop charts, died Tuesday in a hospital in France. He was 86.

Terrence McNally, Tony-winning playwright, dies at 81 of coronavirus complications

A four-time Tony Award winner and prolific dramatist, he wrote 36 plays, the books for 10 musicals, the librettos for four operas, and a handful of screenplays for film and television.

Boris Stankovic, 94, paved way for NBA’s ‘Dream Team’

Boris Stankovic, the longtime head of basketball’s worldwide governing body and a driving force in the fight to allow NBA players to participate in the Olympics, died Friday in Belgrade, Serbia. He was 94.