Fashion designer Jacqueline Ari Murray dies at 83

Her business mostly contracted with Dayton's, where she helped create the FYI (For Your Image) Consulting Service.

Jazz guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli dies from coronavirus

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Jazz guitarist John "Bucky" Pizzarelli, who was inducted to the New Jersey Hall of Fame, has died at the age of 94.

'Surreal': NY funeral homes struggle as virus deaths surge

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Pat Marmo walked among 20 or so deceased in the basement of his Brooklyn funeral home, his protective mask pulled down so his pleas could be heard.

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Variety
4:00pm

Judge who presided over terrorism trials dies of coronavirus

Kevin Thomas Duffy, a longtime judge who presided over three major New York terrorism trials in the 1990s, has died of the coronavirus. He was 87.
Celebrities
April 2
Jazz great Ellis Marsalis.

Son: Jazz great Ellis Marsalis Jr. dead, 85; COVID involved

Ellis Marsalis Jr., the jazz pianist, teacher and patriarch of a New Orleans musical clan, died late Wednesday from pneumonia brought on by the new coronavirus, leaving six sons and a deep legacy. He was 85.
Music
April 1
FILE - This Sept. 14, 2019 file photo shows Adam Schlesinger, winner of the awards for outstanding original music and lyrics for "Crazy Ex Girlfriend,

Adam Schlesinger from the band Fountains of Wayne dies from coronavirus

The 52-year-old had been sedated and on a ventilator for several days.
Local
April 1

Elmer Trefethen, whose World War II service included the Battle of Okinawa, dies at 96

After his discharge in January 1946, he returned to Minneapolis and his job at Pillsbury.
National
April 1

The Latest: Walz to deliver video State of the State speech

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Books
March 31

Dianne Monson, University of Minnesota education professor and writing mentor, dies at 85

The longtime advocate for children's literature stressed that time spent reading for pleasure was related to gains in reading ability.
Nation
March 31

Phillip Anderson, Nobel laureate in physics, dies at 96

Philip Anderson, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist who expanded the world's understanding of magnetism and superconductivity, has died. He was 96.
Variety
March 31

Private funeral, public memorial later set for Joseph Lowery

A small, private funeral service for the Rev. Joseph E. Lowery will be held this week out of concerns about the coronavirus, but a large public memorial for the civil rights leader will be held this fall, family members said Tuesday.
National
March 30

Michigan lawmaker killed by virus hailed as cheerful battler

State Rep. Isaac Robinson was devoted to politics and Detroit, battling for decades on behalf of the city's underdogs until succumbing to its latest scourge:…
Stage & Arts
March 30
In this photo taken Sunday Dec. 1, 2013, Tomie dePaola poses with his artwork in his studio in New London, N.H. The beloved children's author and illu

'Strega Nona' author Tomie dePaola is dead at age 85

Tomie dePaola, the prolific children's author and illustrator who delighted generations with tales of Strega Nona, the kindly and helpful old witch in Italy, died Monday at age 85.
Variety
March 30

North Dakota groups want evictions, foreclosures blocked

Several groups urged North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum on Monday to block evictions and foreclosures to protect those suffering economic hardship caused by COVID-19.
Music
March 30

'I Love Rock and Roll' co-writer dies of virus complications

Alan Merrill — who co-wrote the song "I Love Rock and Roll" that became a signature hit for fellow rocker Joan Jett — died Sunday in New York of complications from the coronavirus, his daughter said. He was 69.
Celebrities
March 30

Popular Japanese comedian dies from the coronavirus

Popular Japanese comedian Ken Shimura, who drew inspiration from the American comedic icon Jerry Lewis, has died from the coronavirus, becoming Japan's first known celebrity victim of the disease. He was 70.
Music
March 29
This Aug. 22, 2018 photo shows Joe Diffie performing at the 12th annual ACM Honors in Nashville, Tenn. Diffie died Sunday in Nashville, Tennessee, due

Country singer Joe Diffie dies of coronavirus complications

Country singer Joe Diffie, who had a string of hits in the 1990s with chart-topping ballads and honky-tonk singles like "Home" and "Pickup Man," has died after testing positive for COVID-19. He was 61.
Variety
March 29

Singer-songwriter Jan Howard dies at 91

Singer-songwriter Jan Howard, who had a No. 1 country hit "For Loving You" with Bill Anderson and wrote hits for others like Kitty Wells' "It's All Over But the Crying," has died at age 91, according to the Grand Ole Opry.
National
March 28
The Rev. Joseph Lowery gives the benediction during the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th U.S. President at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C

Joseph Lowery spent a life on the front lines of the civil rights battle

The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery fought to end segregation, lived to see the election of the country's first black president and echoed the call for "justice to roll down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream" in America.
National
March 28
FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2017, file photo, the Rev. Joseph E. Lowery arrives for his 96th Birthday Tribute at Rialto Center for the Arts in Atlanta. Low

Civil rights leader, MLK aide Joseph Lowery dies at 98

The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery, a veteran civil rights leader who helped the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and fought against racial discrimination, died Friday, a family statement said. He was 98.
Celebrities
March 28

Longtime soap opera actor John Callahan dies at 66

Actor John Callahan, known for playing Edmund Grey on "All My Children" and also starring on other soaps including "Days of Our Lives," "Santa Barbara" and "Falcon Crest," has died. He was 66.
Books
March 28

'Scandinavian Humor & Other Myths' author John Louis Anderson dies at 72

In the self-published book's first three months in print, it sold 30,000 copies.