Deaths of note from around the world:

Robert Strauss, 95: Rose from the Texas Plains to become an influential Washington insider, leading the Democratic Party. Died Wednesday.

Oswald Morris, 98: Renowned British cinematographer who won an Academy Award for the 1971 musical “Fiddler on the Roof” and who was known for his innovative color work on films such as “Moulin Rouge.” Died Monday in England.

Vernita Gray, 65: Longtime gay rights advocate most recently known for being part of the first gay couple to wed in Illinois. Died Tuesday.

David Sive, 91: Considered a founder of environmental law; he argued precedent-setting cases and helped establish advocacy groups when such issues had barely penetrated public consciousness. Died March 12 in West Orange, N.J.

— From wire reports