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Robert Brustein, influential founder of American Repertory Theater, dies at 96

Mr. Brustein juggled multiple roles over seven active decades, becoming first a forbiddingly erudite theorist and critic before founding and running two companies at American theater's vanguard.

Richard Moll, towering bailiff on ‘Night Court,’ dies at 80

In a career of more than four decades, 6-foot-8 Richard Moll played a variety of roles on television and in films. But he was best known for playing "Bull" on "Night Court."

Li Keqiang, former Chinese premier, dies of heart attack at 68

China’s former premier Li Keqiang died early Friday of a heart attack, China announced, an abrupt end to the life of a leader who had served alongside President Xi Jinping for a decade and set a milder tone while never appearing to directly challenge Xi’s hard-line policies.

Robert Irwin, artist of fleeting light and space, is dead at 95

Mr. Irwin identified his goal — and the underlying goal of modern art generally — as awakening viewers’ powers of observation and concentration so that they become active participants in the experience.

Terry Dischinger, college basketball star and Olympian, dies at 82

Mr. Dischinger, part of the gold medal-winning team of 1960, was also an NBA All-Star for several seasons in Chicago.

Bertie Bowman, revered aide who got start sweeping Capitol steps, dies at 92

The 13-year-old runaway would eventually become the longest-serving African American congressional aide in history.

Richard Roundtree, star of ‘Shaft,’ dies at 81

The actor redefined African American masculinity in the movies when he played the title role in “Shaft” in 1971.

Lee Berk, ‘visionary’ president who expanded Berklee’s range as a music college, dies at 81

Mr. Berk’s “visionary leadership and immeasurable contributions to Berklee have left an indelible mark on our community and on the world of contemporary music,” said David Bogen, the college’s interim president.