Deaths of note from around the world:

Virginia Thoren, 97: Advertising designer who had no formal training behind a camera but became a leading fashion photographer in New York and Paris in the mid-20th century. Died Oct. 27 in Manhattan.

Muhal Richard Abrams, 87: Pianist and composer who was a major force in avant-garde jazz for more than 50 years and who was a founder of the influential ensemble the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians. Died Oct. 29 at his home in Manhattan.

— From wire reports