Deaths of note from around the world:

Melba Hernández, 92: Became one of the first four members of Fidel Castro’s general staff and went on to share many secrets with the man she helped during the Cuban revolution — beginning with its opening attack on an army barracks in southeastern Cuba in 1953. Died March 9 in Havana.

Shawn Kuykendall, 32: When the former D.C. United midfielder was diagnosed last year with thymic cancer, the U.S. national team and MLS players began wearing “Kuykenstrong” T-shirts at games and other events. Died Wednesday in Washington, D.C.

— From wire reports