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Ann McLaughlin Korologos, Reagan-era labor secretary, dies at 81

She also led a counterterrorism panel that warned of security gaps in US air travel over a decade before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

William Agee, leading art curator and teacher, dies at 86

Mr. Agee was among the most respected curators, scholars, and teachers in the art world, especially with regard to American modernism.

Barrett Strong, whose ‘Money’ helped launch Motown, dies at 81

Among the songs he helped write were “I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” “Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me),” “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone,” and “War.”

Lisa Loring, Wednesday Addams in ‘The Addams Family,’ dies at 64

Her character was named Wednesday after a line in the nursery rhyme “Monday’s Child,” which noted that “Wednesday’s child is full of woe.”

‘Laverne & Shirley’ actor Cindy Williams dies at 75

In addition to her long run on “Laverne & Shirley," she was in several movies, including "American Graffiti" and "The Conversation."

Barbara Stanley, influential suicide researcher, dies at 73

She helped propel a major shift in the field of mental health as researchers began to view suicide as a distinct problem that could be directly addressed, rather than as a symptom of another disorder.

Annie Wersching, star of ‘Star Trek: Picard,’ dies at 45

Actress Annie Wersching, best known for her roles on the television series “Star Trek: Picard,” “24,” “Bosch” and “Timeless,” died Sunday morning in Los Angeles. She was 45.

Gary Smith, producer of the Pixies and Juliana Hatfield, dies at 64

"He wasn’t like a producer. He was more like a coconspirator," musician Billy Bragg said of Mr. Smith.