Deaths of note from around the world:
Luigi Vellucci, 99: Tenor with the New York City Opera for decades with a long list of supporting roles dating back to the 1940s. Died Oct. 17 in Rutherford, N.J.
Jeff Blatnick, 55: Overcame cancer to win one of the first gold medals for the United States in Greco-Roman wrestling at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. Died Wednesday in Schenectady, N.Y.
Gerry Haukebo, 84: Invented language villages for learning a language through immersion. Died Sunday.