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Celebrity Deaths in Science

  • Tony de Brum, 72 (1945 - 2017)

    Tony de Brum

    Tony De Brum, who was the Pacific nation's climate ambassador and former foreign minister, died Tuesday in the capital Majuro surrounded by his family, according to Marshall Islands President Hilda Heine and the Associated Press. He was 72. For full coverage and obituary from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Roy Lunn, 92 (2017)

    Roy Lunn

    Roy Lunn, the British-born automotive engineer who designed sports cars and the S.U.V., died Aug. 5, 2017, in Santa Barbara, Calif. of complications from a stroke, according to the New York Times. He was 92. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Maryam Mirzakhani, 40 (1977 - 2017)

    Maryam Mirzakhani

    Maryam Mirzakhani, the first woman to win the Fields Medal for mathematics, died Saturday, July 15, 2017, of breast cancer, according to multiple news sources. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • George Olah, 89 (1927 - 2017)

    George Olah

    George Olah, a Hungarian-born U.S. chemist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1994 for his research into unstable carbon molecules, died Wednesday, March 8, 2017, according to multiple news sources. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Arthur "Art" Rosenfeld, 90 (1926 - 2017)

    Arthur "Art" Rosenfeld

    Art Rosenfeld, a California physicist whose extraordinary contributions to sustainable development led him to be known as the Godfather of Energy Efficiency, died Jan. 27, 2017, in Berkeley, California, according to multiple news sources. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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