The Daily Goodbye
Good morning, readers. Robert S. McNamara, 93, Secretary of Defense under Presidents Kennedy and Johnson during the Vietnam War, and later the president of the World Bank, died this morning. You read it here first.
Togo W. Tanaka, a former journalist and businessman whose reports on life inside the Manzanar internment camp illuminated divisions in the Japanese American community after the attack on Pearl Harbor and the tensions that eventually erupted in riots at the World War II-era detention center, has died. He was 93.
A modernist painter well-known in the Pacific Northwest, Mary Henry has died at 96. "I am not interested in portraying life as such, but I am interested in portraying ideas and emotions," she once said. "What I would like most of all to be able to do would be to find in my painting the connection of humanity to the universe - a truly symbolic relationship made visible."
Details are somewhat short on the death of Bela Kiraly, one of the military leaders of Hungary's short-lived anti-Soviet revolution in 1956. He was 97 and seems to have died Saturday morning in Budapest.
Allen Klein, who was widely blamed for the breakup of the Beatles after he took control of their finances, has died. Here's another take on him; seems like he is still controversial nearly 40 years later.
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