(FILES) A file picture taken on December 23, 2003 shows Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) talking with Yevgeny Primakov, the chairman of the Russian Chamber of Commerce, during the chamber's session in Moscow. Yevgeny Primakov, an economist who served as Russia's prime minister in 1998-1999, has died aged 85, the Kremlin said on June 26, 2015. AFP PHOTO / POOL / Alexander NatrsukinALEXANDER NATRUSKIN/AFP/Getty Images

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Yevgeny Primakov, Russian prime minister in late 1990s, dies at 85

He was a journalist and Middle East expert before his political rise under Mikhail Gorbachev.

Boyd K. Packer, leader in Latter-day Saints church, dies at 90

Boyd K. Packer, leader in Latter-day Saints church, dies at 90

Mr. Packer was known for his conservative views, which made him a target for gay-rights advocates.

Donald Wexler, modernist architect in California, dies at 89

Mr. Wexler, who helped create the mid-century modern look, spent much of his career in Palm Springs, Calif.

Glenn Ford, wrongfully convicted in Louisiana murder case, dies at 65

Glenn Ford, wrongfully convicted in Louisiana murder case, dies at 65

Mr. Ford, 65, who spent more than 29 years in prison, was released after evidence pointed to his innocence.

Phil Austin, co-founder of comedy group Firesign Theatre, dies at 74

Phil Austin, co-founder of comedy group Firesign Theatre, dies at 74

Mr. Austin was known for his character Nick Danger, a zany, hard-boiled detective with a “third eye.”

Robert Martin, lawyer who was a founder of D.C. jazz club, dies at 88

Robert Martin, lawyer who was a founder of D.C. jazz club, dies at 88

Mr. Martin prosecuted spies and underworld figures before becoming a defense industry lawyer.

Val Doonican, Irish singer who starred on British TV, dies at 88

Val Doonican, Irish singer who starred on British TV, dies at 88

“The Val Doonican Show” ran on BBC television from 1965 to 1986.

Frances Kroll Ring, secretary of author F. Scott Fitzgerald, dies at 99

Frances Kroll Ring, secretary of author F. Scott Fitzgerald, dies at 99

Mrs. Ring helped Fitzgerald in his final two years of life and later wrote about him in a memoir.

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Lee Kuan Yew, founder of modern Singapore, dies at 91

After becoming the country’s first prime minister in 1959, he oversaw independence from Britain and Malaysia.

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Luise Rainer: 1910-2014

German actress Luise Rainer won back-to-back Academy Awards in the 1930s for her roles in “The Great Ziegfeld” and “The Good Earth.”

James Traficant dies at 73

Ohio congressman, 73, was convicted on corruption charges and served time in prison.

Lauren Bacall (1924-2014)

Bacall, widow to late actor Humphrey Bogart, played major roles in such films as “The Big Sleep” and “How to Marry a Millionaire.”

The life of former U.S. senator Howard Baker

The Senate majority leader and White House chief of staff under President Ronald Reagan died June 26 at age 88.

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