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Tomas Tranströmer, Swedish poet and Nobel laureate, dies at 83

Mr. Tranströmer was known in his country and beyond as a master of metaphor.

Nan Tucker McEvoy, media executive and philanthropist, dies at 95

Nan Tucker McEvoy, media executive and philanthropist, dies at 95

Ms. McEvoy, who was principal owner of the S.F. Chronicle, chaired board of Smithsonian art museum.

C.L. Long, pastor of the District’s Scripture Cathedral, dies at 74

C.L. Long, pastor of the District’s Scripture Cathedral, dies at 74

Bishop Long was a dominant pastoral voice in the District and a broadcaster on gospel radio for decades.

Lew Newmyer, founder of Armand’s Chicago Pizzeria, dies at 92

Lew Newmyer, founder of Armand’s Chicago Pizzeria, dies at 92

Mr. Newmyer, also a yo-yo champion and amateur magician, introduced the pizza chain to the D.C. region.

Charles Rowe, former co-publisher of Fredericksburg newspaper, dies at 89

Charles Rowe, former co-publisher of Fredericksburg newspaper, dies at 89

Mr. Rowe led the Free Lance-Star with a brother.

Steven Smith, tea entrepreneur, dies at 65

Steven Smith, tea entrepreneur, dies at 65

Mr. Smith co-founded the Tazo brand bought by Starbucks and also started similar companies.

Providencia Paredes, assistant to Jacqueline Kennedy, dies

Mrs. Paredes, 90, worked for many Kennedy family members and later for the U.S. Postal Service.

Norman Scribner, who founded D.C. Choral Arts Society, dies at 79

Norman Scribner, who founded D.C. Choral Arts Society, dies at 79

Mr. Scribner came from a family of clergymen and “viewed music as a form of ministry,” he once said.

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James Traficant dies at 73

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Lauren Bacall (1924-2014)

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