Deaths of note from around the world:

Jackie Lynn Taylor Fries, 88: Pioneering TV personality and show business veteran who was one of the Little Rascals in the beloved “Our Gang” comedy films. Died Monday of Alzheimer’s disease.

George Heilmeier, 77: Electrical engineer who in the 1960s helped invent a kind of screen display that used liquid crystals to project images — LCD technology that is now ubiquitous in telephones, digital watches, computer monitors and flat-screen televisions. Died April 21 in Plano, Texas, of Alzheimer’s disease.

— From wire reports