Deaths of note from around the world:
Byard Lancaster, 70: Alto saxophonist who took part in the great wave of free jazz inspired by John Coltrane and then diversified far into other music and cultures — living in Nigeria, France and Chicago, playing blues, reggae and Afrobeat — but kept returning to Philadelphia, his hometown. Died Aug. 23 in Wyndmoor, Pa., of cancer.
Shulamith Firestone, 67: Author whose 1970 book “The Dialectic of Sex" became a feminist classic with its calls for a drastic rethinking of women's roles in the bearing and raising of children. Found dead Aug. 28 in New York City.
— From wire reports