Mr. Hentoff was an author, journalist, jazz critic and civil libertarian who called himself a troublemaker and proved it with a shelf of books and a mountain of essays.
Ms. Machado was the first nonwhite supermodel, and it’s a legacy the fashion industry has to wrestle with.
Mr. Gilman was a chairman of the House International Relations Committee and a leading Republican critic of the Clinton administration’s foreign policy strategies.
Ms. Jones recorded and performed at an unrelenting pace, and a documentary film chronicled her battle with pancreatic cancer.
Mr. Cohen was an unlikely and reluctant pop star, but his lyrics captivated other artists and gave him a reputation as “the master of erotic despair.”
Ms. Reno’s eight years in the office placed her in the middle of some of the most divisive episodes of the Clinton presidency.
The London-born Central Saint Martins graduate was known for his distinctive, Modernist approach, candy-colored palettes and sculptured designs.
Ms. Naylor won the National Book Award for her first novel for “The Women of Brewster Place.”
Mr. Marriner, who established the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, was honored three times for his service to music in Britain.
The rules of expressing sympathy have become muddied at best, and concealed in an onslaught of emoji at worst.
Mr. Brand wrote books and scores for musicals and films, but was best known for WNYC’s “Folksong Festival,” the longest-running radio show in history with a single host.
Mr. Trentlage’s may not be a household name, but generations know his work writing advertising jingles for companies such as Oscar Mayer and McDonald’s.
Her “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” tackled drug addiction, abortion, child abuse and AIDS along with the usual soap tales of infidelity.
Mr. Peres helped build up his country’s military might, then worked as hard to establish peace with Israel’s Arab neighbors.
Palmer, who won seven major titles, captivated fans with his ferocious swing and fearless attitude, helping to inspire an American golf boom.
The Houston oil and gas magnate, who owned Tiger Oil, gained notoriety as the author of blunt office memos that earned him the unofficial title.
Founded in 1979, Buckwheat Zydeco mixed Louisiana Creole traditions with R&B and rock to become one of the world’s great party bands.
Mr. Nunn starred in several movies by the director Spike Lee, but he made his greatest mark in the 1989 role as Radio Raheem.
The country singer and songwriter wrote dozens of hits in the 1960s and ’70s, performed by artists including Eddie Cochran and Paul Revere and the Raiders.