Deaths of note from around the world:
Giovanni De Michelis, 78: A flamboyant Italian socialist and power broker in Rome who was caught up in Italy’s sweeping corruption scandal of the 1990s, died Saturday in Venice from a neurodegenerative disease.
Evelyn “Brandy” Foster, 90: A mother who managed her daughter Jodie’s career from her child-prodigy years through two Academy Awards. Died Monday from complications of dementia.
Sergei L. Dorenko, 59: A maverick broadcast journalist who became known as the “TV killer” for helping to clear rivals from Vladimir Putin’s path to power but who later fell out of official favor and was thrown off the air. Died Thursday in Moscow on his motorcycle when he suffered a ruptured aorta and crashed into a traffic barrier.
Bob Hawke, 89: A politician who was Australia’s longest-serving Labor Party prime minister, whose charisma and powers of persuasion earned him near-folk hero status among many Australians, died on Thursday, in Canberra, Australia.
— From wire reports