John Jenrette, roguish congressman snared in Abscam sting, dies at 86

His rise in the House of Representatives ended in 1980, after he was convicted of taking a $50,000 bribe in an FBI sting operation.

By Harrison SmithMarch 20, 2023

Gloria Dea, Las Vegas magician who vanished into obscurity, dies at 100

Ms. Dea was the first magician on what became known as the Las Vegas strip. She later had a brief career as a Hollywood starlet.

By Michael S. RosenwaldMarch 20, 2023

Wes Foster, co-founder of real estate giant Long & Foster, dies at 89

He grew the company into one of the largest independent real estate firms in the United States, its name ubiquitous on “for sale” signs across the Mid-Atlantic.

By Emily LangerMarch 18, 2023

Lance Reddick, actor in police dramas ‘The Wire’ and ‘Bosch,’ dies at 60

Mr. Reddick, who was born in Baltimore, brought virility and vulnerability to his roles.

By Brian MurphyMarch 17, 2023

John Jakes, best-selling author of historical novels, dies at 90

Mr. Jakes published more than a dozen best-selling historical novels, including the “North and South” trilogy on the Civil War.

By Michael S. RosenwaldMarch 16, 2023

Jim Gordon, rock drummer convicted in mother’s killing, dies at 77

Mr. Gordon's career was once soaring, including sharing songwriting credits with Eric Clapton on "Layla." But he couldn't overcome his mental health crises.

By Brian MurphyMarch 16, 2023

Edward Walters, versatile Washington-area musician, dies at 77

He spent decades as musical contractor — the person who formed the bands — at the National Theatre and Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts.

By Washington Post staffMarch 16, 2023

Bobby Caldwell, singer of hit ‘What You Won’t Do for Love,’ dies at 71

The song, which he also wrote, was covered by artists including Boyz II Men and Michael Bolton and was sampled by rapper Tupac Shakur.

By Associated PressMarch 15, 2023

Jiang Yanyong, doctor who exposed China’s SARS coverup, dies at 91

The Chinese state turned against Dr. Jiang when he called for accountability over the 1989 crackdowns in Tiananmen Square.

By Brian MurphyMarch 15, 2023

Lynn Seymour, thrillingly expressive ballerina, dies at 83

The Canadian-born dancer starred with the Royal Ballet in London, working with choreographers including Kenneth MacMillan and Frederick Ashton.

By Harrison SmithMarch 14, 2023

Dick Fosbury, whose ‘Fosbury Flop’ revolutionized high jump, dies at 76

The crowd in Mexico City laughed at first in 1968. At the end, Mr. Fosbury had a gold medal and changed the high jump forever.

By Brian MurphyMarch 14, 2023

Patricia Schroeder dies at 82: Remembering the former congresswoman and pioneer for women’s and family rights in photos

Former congresswoman Patricia Schroeder, a megaphone for the women’s movement, the first woman to serve on the House Armed Services Committee and a liberal Democrat, died March 13 at a hospital in Celebration, Fla.

By Washington Post StaffMarch 14, 2023

Patricia Schroeder, congresswoman who wielded barbed wit, dies at 82

“I have a brain and a uterus, and I use them both,” she once quipped when asked how she could be a wife, mother and congresswoman.

By Judi HassonMarch 13, 2023

Kenzaburo Oe, lyrical novelist and Nobel laureate, dies at 88

The Japanese writer was known for books that examined the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and his relationship with his mentally disabled son.

By Harrison SmithMarch 13, 2023

Marilyn Goldwater, Maryland delegate and health care champion, dies at 95

The former emergency-room nurse spent 24 years over three decades in the Maryland House of Delegates.

By Emily LangerMarch 13, 2023

Pat McCormick, diver who swept two Olympics, dies at 92

She won the gold in the 1952 and 1956 Games, a record unequaled until Greg Louganis competed in the 1984 and 1988 Games.

By From staff and wire reportsMarch 13, 2023

Traute Lafrenz Page, member of White Rose anti-Nazi resistance, dies at 103

She helped print and distribute leaflets warning of the Nazis' genocidal plans.

By Phil DavisonMarch 11, 2023

Bud Grant, coach who built powerful Vikings teams, dies at 95

He led the Minnesota Vikings to four Super Bowls, but never came away with a victory.

By Associated PressMarch 11, 2023

Robert Blake, ‘Baretta’ star acquitted after wife’s killing, dies at 89

Blake died from heart disease, his family said. He was known for the TV drama “Baretta” and his later acquittal in the murder trial of his wife, Bonny Lee Bakley.

By Brian Murphy and Adela SulimanMarch 10, 2023

Bert I. Gordon, whose B movies gained a cult following, dies at 100

His midcentury monster movies featured a bevy of mutant ants, prehistoric giants and oversized rats, wasps and chickens.

By Harrison SmithMarch 9, 2023