Deaths of note from around the world:
Philippe Zdar, 52: A French music producer who worked with artists including Kanye West and the rock band Phoenix, and was one half of Cassius, an electro act he formed in the mid-1990s with Hubert Blanc-Francard. Died Wednesday in Paris after accidentally falling through the window of a building.
Dimitris Christofias, 72: A politician who was Cyprus’ first Communist president, whose troubled tenure was marked by near financial ruin that necessitated an international rescue, uproar over a deadly Iranian munitions blast and failure to end the country’s ethnic division. Died Friday in Nicosia, Cyprus.
Susannah Hunnewell, 52: A publisher of The Paris Review who joined the magazine as an editorial intern in the late-1980s, when it was run out of an 8-by-14-foot office in the Upper East Side New York brownstone of its co-founder and editor George Plimpton, and a prominent member of New York literary circles for three decades. Died June 15 in New York from cancer.