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    Those We’ve Lost

    The coronavirus pandemic has taken an incalculable death toll. This series is designed to put names and faces to the numbers.

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    Notable Deaths 2020

    Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg, John Lewis, Kobe Bryant, Chadwick Boseman, Gail Sheehy, Kirk Douglas, Katherine Johnson, Little Richard, Regis Philbin, Mary Higgins Clark, Jerry Stiller and many others who died this year.

Those We’ve Lost to the Coronavirus

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  1. PhotoGene Mater, a former executive at CBS and Radio Free Europe, where he oversaw coverage of the building of the Berlin Wall during the Cold War. 
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    Gene Mater, Champion of Press Freedom, Dies at 93

    As news director of Radio Free Europe, he saw the Berlin Wall go up and later worked for CBS and at the Newseum in Washington. He died in the pandemic.


  2. PhotoBobby Ball, right, and Tommy Cannon in 1980, early in their run as two of Britain’s most popular comedy stars of the 1980s.

    Bobby Ball, Half of a Hit British Comedy Duo, Dies at 76

    Their TV show “Cannon & Ball,” part goofy comedy and part earnest musical numbers, drew up to 20 million viewers on Saturday nights in the 1980s. Mr. Ball was infected with the coronavirus.



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    Overlooked No More: Mabel Ping-Hua Lee, Suffragist With a Distinction

    Lee stood out as a Chinese immigrant, giving speeches, writing articles and helping to lead a 10,000-strong march through the streets of New York City when she was just a teenager.