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Ed Young dies at 91; infused his illustrations with Chinese tradition

Ed Young, whose illustrations in some 100 children’s books, many of which he also wrote, mesmerized young and not-so-young readers with intricate depictions of fairy tales, poetry and his own life story as a Chinese immigrant, died on Sept. 29 at his home in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York. He was 91.

John Gordon, artist who helped design Packers’ distinctive ‘G’ team logo, dies at age 83

John Gordon, an artist who as a young art student helped design the Green Bay Packers’ distinctive “G” team logo, has died at age 83.

Horace Ové, pioneering Black filmmaker in Britain, dies at 86

Horace Ové, a prolific and groundbreaking Trinidad-born filmmaker and photographer whose 1975 film, “Pressure,” explored the fraught experience of Black Britons and is considered the first feature film by a Black British director, died Sept. 16 in London. He was 86.

Alice Shalvi, hailed as a mother of feminism in Israel, dies at 96

Alice Shalvi, an innovative educator and social activist revered by many as a founding mother of modern Jewish feminism in Israel, died Monday at her home in Jerusalem. She was 96.

Echo Brown, young adult author and performer, dies at 39

Echo Brown, a late blooming storyteller who mined her life to create a one-woman show about Black female identity and two autobiographical young adult novels in which she used magical realism to help convey her reality, died Sept. 16 in Cleveland. She was 39.

Russell Sherman, luminous pianist and longtime New England Conservatory teacher, dies at 93

Mr. Sherman was a pianist of arresting insight, majestic technique, and transfiguring grace.

Chris Snow, NHL executive and ‘beacon of hope’ for those with ALS, dies at 42

“Hope meant outrunning ALS,” his wife, Kelsie Snow, once wrote.

Nancy Van de Vate, composer and advocate for women in music, dies at 92

Early in her career, Nancy Van de Vate, a celebrated modernist composer, would tell people about her work and sometimes be met with dismissive questions such as “Do you write songs for children?” And although she often won competitions that she had entered anonymously, her daughter Katherine said, she rarely won when she entered them under her own name, a dynamic she attributed to gender discrimination.