Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2020
The world also said goodbye to U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a lion of the civil rights movement who died in July. Other former political figures who died this year include Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak, New York Mayor David Dinkins, Arizona Gov. Here is a roll call of some influential figures who died in 2020 (cause of death cited for younger people, if available):___JANUARY___David Stern, 77. The guitarist who supplied the scratching, seething sound that fueled the highly influential British punk band Gang of Four. He fused African rhythms with funk to become one of the most influential musicians in world dance music.
Novelist, beloved heroine leave adventures behind
I fear my adventures with Alvirah Meehan have come to an end. Gone are the days of sleuthing across New York City, looking for a baby stolen right out of the hospital. My mom, also a voracious reader, handed me my first Mary Higgins Clark novel when I was about 11. While all of Higgins Clarks earlier books animate before the readers eyes, Alvirahs scenes, especially, have a movie-reel quality. Higgins Clark wrote years ago in an acknowledgment section that Alvirah was never meant to survive the first book, but deep protestations from Higgins Clarks daughter, fellow novelist Carol Higgins Clark, led to a rewrite.uvaldeleadernews.com