Deaths of note from around the world:
Joan Roberts, 95: Actress who originated the female lead role of Laurey in the 1943 Broadway production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s long-running hit musical “Oklahoma!" and made a final return to Broadway after a more than five-decade absence in a 2001 revival of Stephen Sondheim’s “Follies." Died Monday at her home in Stamford, Conn.
Burl Osborne, 75: Former chairman of the Associated Press and editor of the Dallas Morning News as it won multiple Pulitzer prizes and rose to national prominence. Died Wednesday at a hospital in Dallas of unknown causes.
Maideh Magee, 90: Author of “In a Persian Kitchen," one of the first English-language Persian cookbooks, as well as a lecturer on French and Russian art who traveled the world with her husband, a U.S. diplomat. Died Aug. 7 at a hospital in Washington.
Peter Morrissey, 59: Public relations professor at Boston University who made his name in the early 1980s as an adviser to the makers of Tylenol during the tampering and poisoning case. Died Aug. 3 at a hospital in Boston of complications from brain cancer.
William Wallace, 88: Sports reporter for the New York Times who was among the first to cover professional football beyond the local team, writing about issues affecting both the National and American Football Leagues, including their merger in 1970. Died Saturday in Norwalk, Conn.
Johnny Pesky, 92: Star Red Sox shortstop in the 1940s who spent seven decades at Fenway Park as a player, manager, coach, broadcaster and instructor, becoming one of Boston’s most beloved figures. Died Monday in Danvers, Mass.