obituaries

Swedish actress Bibi Andersson dies at 83

She frequently appeared in famous director Ingmar Bergman’s films

Hall of Fame golfer Marilynn Smith dies at 89

Smith helped found the LPGA, the world’s oldest women’s sports organization

Marjorie Weinman Sharmat, writer of Nate the Great series for young readers, dies at 90

She helped children discover the joys of reading

Barbara Hammer, pioneering lesbian filmmaker, dies at 79

Hammer created experimental films on lesbian sexuality, women’s orgasms, menstruation and representation

Gillian Freeman, whose historical novels chronicled free spirits in Edwardian England and Nazi Germany, dies at 89

She’s known for her novel ‘The Leather Boys,’ which was a gay landmark

Kelly Catlin, Olympic cycling medalist and Stanford student, dies at 23

Her family confirmed she died by suicide

‘The Voice’ coaches and fans pay tribute to former contestant Janice Freeman, who has died at 33

‘The voice of hers we got to hear and the bit of life we got to watch her live was a blessing and inspiration to us all’

Andrea Levy, renowned author detailing the struggles of black immigrants in Britain, dies at 62

She drew on her Jamaican-born parents’ experience of moving to Britain