Deaths of note from around the world:
Richard Rodney Bennett, 76: British composer who in a long, distinguished career moved with ease among classical concert music, jazz and film. Died Dec. 24 in New York, where he had lived since 1979.
Mike Hopkins, 53: Oscar-winning sound editor who shared Academy awards with editing partner Ethan Van Der Ryn in 2006 for “King Kong" and in 2003 for “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers." They were also nominated in 2007 for “Transformers." Died Sunday in a rafting accident in New Zealand.
Jane Holmes Dixon, 75: The second woman to be elevated to bishop in the Episcopal Church. Dixon was a former elementary school teacher and homemaker when she was ordained a priest in her 40s. Died Christmas Day in Washington, D.C.