Ms. O’Riordan wrote lyrics and often music for the band’s 1990s hits, including “Linger,” which remained on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart for 24 weeks.
Lisa Chedekel, 57, an esteemed, intrepid journalist
Ms. Chedekel, who lived in Newton, worked at the Hartford Courant and later formed a grant-driven, nonprofit health-news website.
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Dr. Melius advised the sponsors of a federal law that authorized billions of dollars for the medical care of first responders and others after the World Trade Center attacks in 2001.
Mr. Harvey was a commanding presence and a symbol of excellence in a career spanning 31 National League seasons.
Mr. Gurney was the first driver to win races in NASCAR’s top series, Formula One, and IndyCar.
It took 41 years before Mr. Killen was convicted in the killings of three civil rights workers in Philadelphia, Miss.
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John Tunney, 83, boxer’s son who won and then lost Senate seat
Mr. Tunney seemed to have a charmed political life until 1976, when he lost his seat after just one term to an unlikely challenger.
Ronald Fieve, 87; pioneered lithium to treat mood swings
Dr. Fieve also said that such gifted individuals as Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, and Winston Churchill might have benefited from being bipolar.
Amey Amory DeFriez, 90; chaired Radcliffe board before merger with Harvard
Mrs. DeFriez received the Harvard Medal, awarded by the Harvard Alumni Association, for outstanding service to the Harvard community.
Ned Merrick, 72, former police chief, law enforcement leader
A past president of the Massachusetts Police and Massachusetts Chiefs of Police associations, Mr. Merrick began his career in 1970.
John Running, at 77; noted photographer
Mr. Running was celebrated for the humanity that was showcased in his photographs.
Anna Mae Hays, at age 97, Army’s first female general
General Hays was an Army nurse who served in a mud-caked jungle hospital in World War II.
Rick Hall, 85, record producer and engineer
Mr. Hall recorded some of the biggest acts of the 1960s and ’70s and helped develop the fabled “Muscle Shoals sound.”
Robert Mann, 97, a founder of the Juilliard Quartet
Mr. Mann helped launch the internationally renowned ensemble that engendered a chamber music revival in the US.
Kevin Mahogany, 59, jazz vocalist and ex-Berklee teacher
Mr. Mahogany’s rich, luxurious baritone at times evoked the sound of a baritone saxophone — his principal instrument as a youth.
Richard Balzer, 73; was executive coach, author, and collector
The range of Mr. Balzer’s creative curiosity was on display in books he published.
Aharon Appelfeld, 85; Holocaust survivor chronicled its traumas
Mr. Appelfeld leaped out a window, was taken in by a criminal gang, and found refuge with a prostitute to survive the Holocaust — all before turning 14.
Peggy Cummins, 92, star of noir classic ‘Gun Crazy’
The Welsh-born stage and film actress created an indelible performance as the lethal, beret-wearing robber.
Elizabeth Farnsworth, 54, research ecologist, writer, artist
Dr. Farnsworth shared what she observed in the world around her with everyone from serious scholars to would-be gardeners.
Ray Thomas, 76, founding member of the Moody Blues
Mr. Thomas died months before the band is due to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Tatsuro Toyoda, 88, ex-Toyota head who led overseas drive
Mr. Toyoda, the automaker’s seventh president, stepped down from the position in 1995, while continuing in other posts.
Jerry Van Dyke, 86, ‘Coach’ star and brother of Dick
The younger brother of Dick Van Dyke struggled for decades to achieve his own stardom before clicking as the dim-witted sidekick in television’s “Coach.”
John Young, 87, NASA’s conscience, commander of first space shuttle flight
Mr. Young, the first agency astronaut to fly into space six times, walked on the moon in 1972.
Brendan Byrne, 93, former governor of New Jersey
Mobsters said that the former two-term governor was too ethical to be bribed.
Robert Q. Crane, state’s longest-serving treasurer, dies at 91
Memorably dapper, Mr. Crane cultivated storied friendships that reached from the State House to City Hall to Boston’s sports arenas.
Carmen Cozza, 87, Yale football coach and Ivy League winner
Mr. Cozza coached Yale to 10 Ivy League titles over 32 years and was part of the famed Harvard-Yale game in 1968.
Thomas Monson, president of the Mormon Church; at 90
Mr. Monson rebuffed demands to ordain women as priests and refused to alter church opposition to same-sex marriage.
Monsignor Michael Groden, 77, pastor and fervent facilitator of affordable housing
Monsignor Groden, formerly pastor of St. Cecilia Church in the Back Bay, helped develop about 3,000 units of affordable housing.
Maura Jacobson, 91, creator of witty crosswords
Ms. Jacobson’s puzzles were dense with thematic clues and full of intricate puns.
William Agee, 79, CEO whose star was dimmed
Mr. Agee was 38 and a rising corporate star in 1976 when the Bendix Corp., a large auto-parts maker, made him one of the youngest chief executives of a major US company.
Dan Talbot, 91, impresario of art films
Mr. Talbot was one of the most influential figures in the world of art-house film as an operator of Manhattan theaters.
John Portman, 93, architect who made skylines soar
Mr. Portman was one of the world’s best-known and most influential architects.
John E. Nolan Jr., 90; helped negotiate Bay of Pigs prisoner release
Mr. Nolan also played a prominent role in the Justice Department’s efforts during the civil rights movement.
Phil Levy, 75, unruffled assignment editor at WCVB
Some co-workers compared Mr. Levy to a maestro conducting a symphony of reporters and camera crews.
Marcus Raskin, 83; think tank founder helped shape liberal ideas
Mr. Raskin was a founder of one of Washington’s most prominent liberal think tanks, the Institute for Policy Studies.
Ben Barres, 63, groundbreaking neuroscientist and advocate for women in science
Dr. Barres, who transitioned from female to male, became a unique and important advocate for female scientists.
Ramon Regalado, 100, survivor of the Bataan Death March
Mr. Regalado symbolized the thousands of unheralded Filipinos who fought alongside American forces during World War II.
Sue Grafton, 77, acclaimed author of alphabetical detective series
With the publication of her latest book, Ms. Grafton’s alphabetical series had reached “Y Is for Yesterday.”
Recy Taylor, 97; fought for justice after a 1944 rape
Mrs. Taylor, then a 24-year-old African-American sharecropper, was abducted and raped by six white men. The attack never went to trial.
Jack Van Berg, 81, Hall of Famer who trained Alysheba
Mr. Van Berg ranks fourth all-time among trainers in North America, with 6,523 victories from 41,164 starts.
Actress Rose Marie of ‘Dick Van Dyke Show’ fame dies at 94
Ms. Marie, a former child star, endeared herself to TV fans on the classic 1960s sitcom.
Roswell Rudd, 82, trombonist with a wide-open approach
Mr. Rudd established a place for the trombone in the jazz avant-garde, then disappeared from the national stage for almost 20 years before enjoying a late-career resurgence.
Ralph Carney, whimsical, prolific saxophonist; at 61
Mr. Carney was heard on albums by Tom Waits, the Black Keys, St. Vincent, Elvis Costello, the B-52’s, and Allen Ginsberg.
Lou Adler, 88, mainstay of radio news
Mr. Adler’s exacting standards influenced a generation of broadcasters.
Don Hogan Charles, 79, lauded photographer of civil rights era
Mr. Charles resisted being racially pigeonholed but also considered it a duty to cover the civil rights movement, according to a colleague.
Hiep Thi Le, Vietnamese refugee who became film star
Ms. Le became an unlikely movie star when she was cast as the central figure in “Heaven and Earth,” Oliver Stone’s 1993 film.
David A. McLaughlin, 78, former judge in Superior Court
Judge McLaughlin, of New Bedford, served on the bench in Bristol County from 1999 to 2009.
Johnny Bower, 93, oldest fulltime NHL goalie
The Hall of Fame goaltender helped take the Toronto Maple Leafs to four Stanley Cup championships in the 1960s.
Heather Menzies-Urich, 68; was in ‘Sound of Music’
Mrs. Menzies-Urich played one of the singing von Trapp children in the hit 1965 film.