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David Colker

Writer

David Colker previously wrote and edited obituaries – a beat perhaps foreshadowed by being on the Timothy Leary death watch in 1996 when he took the assignment so seriously he was at Leary’s bedside when he died. He left The Times in 2015. 

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  • Pierre Boulez, a radical titan of contemporary music, dies at 90

    Pierre Boulez, a radical titan of contemporary music, dies at 90

    Composer and conductor Pierre Boulez, a towering figure in contemporary music, was an enfant terrible who mellowed with age but never flagged from his crusade to push music lovers and the music establishment to let go of the past and embrace new sounds, structures and textures. As a firebrand music...

  • Stephen Birmingham dies at 86; author chronicled the super-wealthy

    Stephen Birmingham dies at 86; author chronicled the super-wealthy

    Author Stephen Birmingham wrote approximately 30 books, almost all of which were about the super-wealthy. And he had a good time doing so. "I think rich people are more interesting than poor people," he told the Cincinnati Enquirer in 1984. His biggest hit was the 1967 nonfiction "Our Crowd" about...

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