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    Other notable people we lost in the past year

    Marty Balin of Jefferson Airplane drew critics’ praise.
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    Marty Balin of Jefferson Airplane drew critics’ praise.

    A look at some notable deaths in 2018:

    National affairs

    Louise Slaughter, representative

    Ron Dellums, representative

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    Paul Laxalt, senator

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    Joseph Tydings, senator

    Zell Miller, senator

    John Culver, senator

    Linda Brown, civil rights pioneer

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    Wyatt Tee Walker, civil rights strategist

    Connie Kurtz, gay rights activist

    Dovey Johnson Roundtree, civil rights lawyer

    Rosanell Eaton, voting rights activist

    Stansfield Turner, CIA chief

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    Bernard Trainor, military analyst

    Ernest Medina, My Lai figure

    Dick Tuck, political prankster

    World affairs

    Lord Carrington, British foreign secretary

    Asma Jahangir, Pakistani rights activist

    Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe prime minister

    Johan van Hulst, Holocaust rescuer

    Daphne Sheldrick, conservationist

    Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Indian prime minister

    Lyudmila Alexeyeva, Russian rights activist

    Film

    Nicolas Roeg, director

    Verne Troyer, actor

    Jerry Maren, actor

    Margot Kidder, actress

    Sondra Locke, actress

    John Gavin, actor, diplomat

    Theater, dance, and opera

    Nanette Fabray, actress

    Donald McKayle, choreographer

    Arthur Mitchell, dancer

    Liliane Montevecchi, singer

    Montserrat Caballe, opera star

    Ntozake Shange, playwright

    Jerry Frankel, producer

    Philip Bosco, actor

    Jan Maxwell, actress

    Ricky Jay, magician

    Sports

    Tito Francona (right) was the father of former Red Sox and current Indians manager Terry Francona.
    Jim Davis/Globe Staff/File 2016
    Tito Francona (right) was the father of former Red Sox and current Indians manager Terry Francona.

    Carmen Cozza, football

    Bill Fralic, football

    Billy Cannon, football

    George Andre, football

    Grady Alderman, football

    Frank Varrichione, football

    George Andrie, football

    Tommy McDonald, football

    Willie Naulls, basketball

    Hal Greer, basketball

    Anne Donovan, basketball

    Wally Moon, baseball

    Tito Francona, baseball

    Rusty Staub, baseball

    Doug Ford, golf

    Maria Bueno, tennis

    Manny Ycaza, horse racing

    Bob Beattie, skiing

    Television and radio

    Robin Leach, TV host

    Jerry Van Dyke, actor

    David Ogden Stiers, actor

    Harry Anderson, actor

    Joseph Campanella, actor

    Clint Walker, actor

    Dorothy Malone, actress

    Charlotte Rae, actress

    Marty Allen, comedian

    Carl Kasell, NPR broadcaster

    Art Bell, radio host

    Joan Konner, producer

    Stephen Hillenburg, animator-producer

    Literary

    Anita Shreve, author

    Peter Mayle, author

    Ursula K. Le Guin, author

    Harlan Ellison, author

    Jane Langton, author

    Amos Oz, author

    J.D. McClatchy, poet

    Tom Clark, poet

    Russell Freedman, YA author

    Richard Peck, YA author

    Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, critic

    The arts

    Robert Grossman, illustrator

    Mort Walker, cartoonist

    Robert Venturi, architect

    Sonia Gechtoff, artist

    Robert Morris, sculptor

    Henry Wessel, photographer

    Judith Leiber, handbag artist

    Russ Heath, comic-book artist

    Media

    David Duncan Douglas, photojournalist

    Dave Anderson, sportswriter

    Nicholas von Hoffman, journalist

    Les Payne, journalist

    Adam Clymer, journalist

    Richard Valeriani, broadcast journalist

    Paul Zimmerman, sportswriter

    Cynthia Heimel, columnist

    Music

    Charles Aznavour, singer, actor

    Matt Murphy, guitarist

    Edwin Hawkins, gospel singer

    Yvonne Staples, gospel singer

    Marty Balin, singer-songwriter

    Tony Joe White, singer-songwriter

    Mark E. Smith, singer-songwriter

    Nokie Edwards, guitarist

    Charles Neville, saxman

    D.J. Fontana, drummer

    Avicii, DJ-producer

    Mac Miller, rap artist

    Pete Shelley, punk rocker

    Morgana King, jazz singer

    George Walker, composer

    Gennady Rozhdestvensky, conductor

    Science, medicine, and technology

    Thomas Steitz, biochemist

    Mathilde Krim, virologist

    Leon Lederman, physicist

    Jonathan Fine, physician

    Joseph Polchinski, physicist

    Victor Sidel, public health advocate

    Gunter Blobel, cell biologist

    Richard Taylor, physicist

    Ursula Marvin, geologist

    Roy Glauber, physicist

    Charles Kao, physicist

    Jens Christian Skou, chemist

    Paul Boyer, biochemist

    Frank Heart, computer pioneer

    Business

    Russ Solomon, Tower Records founder

    Charles Lazarus, Toys “R” Us founder

    David Edgerton, Burger King cofounder

    Ted Dabney, Atari founder

    Sergio Marchionne, Fiat Chrysler chief

    Earl Bakken, Medtronic founder

    Barry Rand, Avis CEO

    Ingvar Kamprad, IKEA

    Academe

    Richard Pipes, historian

    Stanley Cavell, philosopher

    John Hennessey, college dean

    Devah Pager, sociologist

    Julius Lester, historian

    Jonathan Klarfeld, journalist

    Joan Braverman Pinck, college administrator

    Morris Halle, linguistics scholar

    Local

    Charles Campion, political aide

    John Marttila, campaign manager

    Sally Coxe Taylor, MGH volunteer

    Muriel Leventhal, philanthropist

    Henry Morgenthau, WGBH producer

    Larry Coen, actor-director

    Peter Simon, photographer

    Dennis Krausnick, actor, playwright

    Richard Concannon, TV host

    John Martin, NESN cameraman

    Frederick Berry, state senator

    Amy Anthony, housing advocate

    Grace Corrigan, school advocate

    Cecil Guscott, developer

    Joseph Bartley, burger king

    Douglass Shand-Tucci, historian

    F. Washington Jarvis, educator

    Lorna Cooke deVaron, conductor

    Jenny Phillips, writer-filmmaker

    Sam Cornish, poet

    Carrie Dunsmore, attorney, blogger