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Bill Cunningham, photographer of New York street fashion, dies at 87 (+video)

Bill Cunningham, who dropped out of Harvard to pursue a career making hats for high-society women and later became a roving street-fashion photographer for the New York Times, documenting - and at times influencing - fashion trends with his keen eye for emerging styles, died June 25 in New York City. He was 87.

Anton Yelchin, actor in ‘Star Trek’ films, dies in freak car accident at age 27 (+video)

LOS ANGELES — Actor Anton Yelchin, perhaps best known for his role in the new “Star Trek” films, died early Sunday after his vehicle rolled down his Los Angeles driveway and trapped the actor against a brick post, authorities confirmed.

Lois Duncan, whose suspense novels held teen readers spellbound, dies at 82 (+video)

Lois Duncan, who held generations of young readers spellbound with “I Know What You Did Last Summer,”“Killing Mr. Griffin” and a raft of other popular suspense novels, a genre she could no longer bear to write after the unsolved murder of her teenage daughter, died June 15 at her home in Bradenton, Florida. She was 82.

Charles M. Harper, CEO who transformed ConAgra into global powerhouse, dies at 88 (+video)

Charles M. Harper, the chief executive who transformed ConAgra from a struggling flour-mill company into an agricultural powerhouse, in part by acquiring hundreds of companies and developing a wildly successful line of low-priced frozen foods called Healthy Choice, died May 28 at his home in Omaha. He was 88.

Kwouk, karate-chopping manservant Cato in the ‘Pink Panther’ comedies, dies at 85 (+video)

Burt Kwouk, a British character actor indelibly remembered for his work in the “Pink Panther” films as Cato, the manservant who sprang comic traps on the bumbling detective Jacques Clouseau with karate chops and nunchaku skill, died May 24. He was 85.

Alan Young, actor who played Willllburrrrr on ‘Mister Ed,’ dies at 96 (+video)

Alan Young, an Emmy Award-winning comic actor best remembered for playing Wilbur, the human sidekick and wonky owner of a talking palomino horse in the 1960s television sitcom “Mister Ed,” died May 19 at the Motion Picture & Television Home in Woodland Hills, California. He was 96.