Obituaries

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

Bela Siki, internationally renowned UW emeritus faculty pianist, dies at 97

Bela Siki

A Northwest music legend of international renown, University of Washington emeritus faculty pianist Bela Siki died Oct. 29 after a lifetime of excellence on the concert stage and in the classroom.

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Marge Champion, 101, dancer and choreographer who with her husband, Gower, epitomized the clean-cut dance team of Hollywood musicals, Broadway productions and TV variety shows...

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Herbert Kretzmer, 95, London theater critic who wrote the English lyrics to an all-but-forgotten French musical called “Les Misérables” in 1985, giving new life to...