Latest from Emily Langer

Reuben Klamer, toy inventor who created the Game of Life, dies at 99

His best-selling board game turned the vicissitudes of everyday existence into the objects of chance — and remains a classic six decades after families first sat down to play.
  • Sep 16, 2021

Carmen Balthrop, renowned opera singer and teacher, dies at 73

The soprano distinguished herself in operas including Scott Joplin’s “Treemonisha” and Mozart’s “The Magic Flute,” in recitals and in master classes around the world.
  • Sep 15, 2021

Yolanda López, artist who elevated Latina life, dies at 78

The Mexican American painter was best known for works that replaced the iconic image of the Virgin of Guadalupe with vibrant depictions of contemporary female life, in all its struggle and strength.
  • Sep 7, 2021

Ed Asner, actor who twice had the role of a lifetime as newsman Lou Grant, dies at 91

Mr. Asner starred on the TV comedy “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and later on the spinoff series “Lou Grant.”
  • Aug 29, 2021

Barbara Kannapell, champion of deaf people and ASL, dies at 83

A linguist, educator and activist, she devoted her life to building a culture that celebrates deaf people and American Sign Language.
  • Aug 27, 2021

Gino Strada, Italian doctor who served patients through war and strife, dies at 73

His nonprofit organization, Emergency, built hospitals and clinics from Rwanda to Afghanistan, earning international renown for its humanitarian work.
  • Aug 26, 2021

Hissène Habré, former leader of Chad convicted of crimes against humanity, dies at 79

His conviction in 2016, a landmark in international law, stemmed from his reign of torture and political killings in the 1980s.
  • Aug 24, 2021

Eloise Greenfield, author whose picture books uplifted Black children, dies at 92

Her dozens of works helped broaden children’s literature so that young African Americans could see themselves, their history and their hopes in the pages of their picture books.
  • Aug 18, 2021

Hung Liu, Chinese American artist who elevated the poor and forgotten, dies at 73

She dripped linseed oil over her canvases, creating the impression of tears. Her death came weeks before the opening of a major retrospective at the National Portrait Gallery.
  • Aug 17, 2021

Neal Conan, stalwart host of NPR’s ‘Talk of the Nation,’ dies at 71

After embarking on his broadcasting career at 17, he spent nearly four decades at NPR, where he became known to millions of listeners as host of the midday call-in show.
  • Aug 11, 2021