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Judge Darrell L. Outlaw, who spoke out against the prevalence of guns, dies at 95

Judge Outlaw, who died Aug. 15, spoke out from the bench in Dorchester District Court against the prevalence of guns and violence in the neighborhood.

Timothy Means, whose ecotourism made a difference, dies at 75

Timothy Means, a conservationist who was on the leading edge of ecotourism in the Gulf of California and helped win permanent protection for hundreds of islands off the Baja Peninsula in Mexico, died Aug. 13 at a hospital in San Diego.

Jack Perkins, NBC newscaster who became host of A&E’s ‘Biography,’ dies at 85

Mr. Perkins, a longtime NBC newscaster who later served as the urbane, deep-voiced host of ‘‘Biography’’ on the A&E cable network, died Aug. 19 at his home on Casey Key, Florida.

Shelby Lyman, unlikely star of Fischer-Spassky broadcast, dies at 82

Shelby Lyman, a chess master who found fleeting fame in 1972 by hosting an improbably popular show on live television as it followed the historic world championship chess match between Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky, died on Aug. 11 in Johnson City, New York.

Ugo Sansonetti, who won track medals into his 90s, dies at 100

He started running because he was bored in retirement, his daughter said, and by his 80s, he had begun to make a name for himself in races.

Jim Hardy, oldest living USC and Rams player, dies at 96

The university said Monday he died Aug. 16 of natural causes at his home in the desert city of La Quinta, 130 miles east of Los Angeles.

Gina Lopez, who led crackdown on mines in the Philippines

Gina Lopez, a former environmental activist who introduced a broad crackdown on Philippine mining companies after she was appointed the country’s environmental secretary in 2016, died Monday. She was 65.

John L. Wilson, who urged architects to help the homeless, dies at 78

John L. Wilson, 78, of Newton, who died Aug. 13, founded the Boston Society of Architects Task Force to End Homelessness in 1986.