Deaths of note from around the world:
Al Feldstein, 88: Editor whose 28 years at the helm of Mad magazine transformed the satirical publication into a pop culture institution; he assembled a pool of artists and writers who turned out such enduring features as “Spy vs. Spy,” “The Lighter Side of …” and “Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions.” Died Tuesday at his home in Montana.
Bassem Sabry, 31: One of Egypt’s most respected bloggers and a democracy advocate who chronicled the country’s turmoil since the 2011 uprising that ousted autocrat Hosni Mubarak. He reportedly died after an accidental fall from the balcony of a Cairo high-rise.
William Honan, 83: Author and journalist who directed coverage of the arts at The New York Times as its culture editor in the 1980s. Died Monday in Norwalk, Conn.
Kathleen Behr, 89: Longtime staff member with the National Academy of Sciences who had escaped from her native Hungary in 1956 by walking through a forest at night with her two young children. Died March 21 at a hospice in Sarasota, Fla.
Paul Robeson Jr., 86: Son of one of the country’s first major African-American stars, he carried on his father’s legacy as both a singer and as a Communist activist. Died Saturday.
— From wire reports