Deaths of note from around the world:
David Copley, 60: Owner and publisher of The San Diego Union-Tribune until it was sold in 2009. Copley’s family influenced nearly every facet of life in the San Diego region during their eight decades of newspaper ownership, from endorsing politicians to supporting projects such as the establishment of the University of California-San Diego. Died Tuesday of an apparent heart attack after crashing his car near his La Jolla home.
Helmut Sonnenfeldt, 86: Confidant and top adviser to former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger who was credited with helping formulate America’s policy of detente with the Soviet Union. Sonnenfeldt was often cited as a key figure behind the thawing of tensions with the Soviet Union and China during the administrations of presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. Died Nov. 18 in Chevy Chase, Md.; he suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, according to his wife, Marjorie.