Deaths of note from around the world:
Dave Purchase, 73: Bearded biker who, 24 years ago, began handing out sterile syringes to prevent AIDS among drug addicts in Tacoma, Wash., and became a national leader of the needle-exchange movement. Died Jan. 21 from complications of pneumonia.
Pham Duy, 91: Vietnam’s most revered and prolific songwriter, who wrote everything from folk tunes to spiritual and peace songs. Died Sunday in Ho Chi Minh City.