Obituaries

Read the latest on the deaths of notable people. These news stories recount the lives that made them prominent locally, nationally and worldwide.

Betsy Wade, first woman to edit news at The New York Times, dies at 91

Betsy Wade, the first woman to edit news copy for The New York Times and the lead plaintiff in a landmark sex discrimination lawsuit against the newspaper on behalf of its female employees, died Thursday at her home on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. She was 91. Her death was confirmed by her husband,...

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Diego Armando Maradona, 60, the mop-haired boy from a Buenos Aires slum who dribbled and dazzled his way to world fame, becoming one of the...

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Tony Lee, 72, former advocacy director at the anti-poverty organization Solid Ground, died Nov. 12 from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly called ALS. Lee spent his...