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‘Dark Shadows,’ ‘Cagney & Lacey’ actor John Karlen dies

The Emmy-winning character actor was known for his roles on the television series “Dark Shadows” and “Cagney & Lacey.”

David Olney, singer and songwriter was stricken onstage, at 71

David Olney, an uncommonly thoughtful singer-songwriter whose music has been recorded by the likes of Linda Ronstadt and Steve Earle, died on Saturday after apparently having a heart attack while performing onstage in Seaside, Fla. He was 71.

James J. McCarthy, Harvard oceanographer who focused attention on climate change, dies 75

Mr. McCarthy was an award-winning scientist whose observations about the pace and intensity of climate change inspired and informed students, colleagues, and politicians.

Morgan Wootten, acclaimed high school basketball coach

Mr. Wootten was the first member of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame inducted solely as a high school coach and at one time the national record-holder for most schoolboy victories.

George Herbert Walker III, cousin of 2 presidents, dies

Mr. Walker was a former US ambassador to Hungary and a prominent St. Louis businessman and philanthropist.

Jim Lehrer, longtime PBS news anchor

Mr. Lehrer for 36 years gave public television viewers a substantive alternative to network evening news programs.

GOP congressman who backed Nixon impeachment dead at 87

Thomas Railsback, an Illinois Republican congressman who helped draw up articles of impeachment against President Richard Nixon in 1974, has died at age 87.

Terry Jones, 77; writer, comedian, director, purveyor of Python absurdity

Mr. Jones brought a warped commitment to his characters. They included a naked organist, Karl Marx as a hapless quiz show contestant, a buffoonish cardinal in the Spanish Inquisition who helps torture victims with the dreaded comfy chair.