Deaths Elsewhere

Published May 3, 2014 at 01:01AM

Deaths of note from around the world:

Nicholas Martin, 75: An actor-turned-director who ran two important Massachusetts theater companies and earned a Tony Award nomination for directing “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” on Broadway last year. Died Wednesday at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York.

Herbert Hyman, 82: Founder of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in the 1960s and saw the premium coffee chain grow to hundreds of stores around the world. Died Monday in Southern California.

Manfred von Richthofen, 80: The honorary president of Germany’s national Olympic federation who presided over a shake-up in German sports management. Died Thursday in Berlin.

Juan Formell, 71: Cuban musician who for more than four decades was the driving force behind the big band salsa orchestra Los Van Van. Died Thursday.

Assi Dayan, 68: Actor, director and Israeli cultural icon who was known for both his trailblazing films and troubled personal life. Died Thursday in his Tel Aviv home. He was 68.

Stefanie Zweig, 81: Author of “Nowhere in Africa,” a best-selling autobiographical novel about the life of a Jewish family in Kenya after their escape from Nazi Germany. Died on April 25 in Frankfurt.

— From wire reports