Obituaries

FILE - Director Mike Nichols arrives at the AFI Lifetime Achievement Awards honoring Mike Nichols, presented at Sony Pictures Studios on in this June 10, 2010 file photo taken in Culver City, Calif. ABC News confirms director Mike Nichols and husband of Diane Sawyer died Wednesday evening Nov. 19, 2014. He was 83. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, FILE)

“I keep coming back to it, over and over: adultery and cheating,” Nichols, who was divorced three times before marrying ABC News’ Diane Sawyer in 1988, said last year. “It’s the most interesting problem in the theater. How else do you get Oedipus? That’s the first cheating in the theater.”

FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006 file photo, Legendary Soviet ice hockey coach Viktor Tikhonov, centre, stands at the "Team USSR" bench prior to the charity ice hockey match, at the Moscow's Red Square. The legendary Russian hockey coach Viktor Tikhonov, whose teams won three Olympic gold medals, has died after an undisclosed long illness. He was 84. Russia's Kontinental Hockey League said early Monday, Nov. 24, 2014,  that Tikhonov died overnight. He had been receiving treatment at home for an illness that had left him unable to walk in recent weeks. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, File)

“The entire global hockey community has lost a great coach,” Vladislav Tretiak, who played goalie for Tikhonov’s Soviet team and now heads the Russian Hockey Federation, told Russia’s R-Sport news agency.

He will truly be missed,” a statement from Philicia Ruffin and the Ruffin family said. “We will treasure the many fond and wonderful memories we all have of him.”

This undated black and white photo provided by Brown University shows David Greer, a former dean of the university's medical school. Greer died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, in Fall River, Mass. He was 89. Greer helped found the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989. (AP Photo/Brown University, John Forasté)

“His mantra was that medical students had to be science savvy but socially responsible physicians, and his own career in Fall River and Rhode Island were exemplary of that,” said Dr. David Lewis, who worked with Greer to establish a center for alcohol and addiction studies at Brown.

FILE - Television journalist Diane Sawyer and her husband, film director Mike Nichols, pose together at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' 13th Annual Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, in this Nov. 1, 1997 file photo taken in the North Hollywood section of Los Angeles. ABC News confirms director Mike Nichols and husband of Diane Sawyer died Wednesday Nov. 19, 2014. He was 83. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

“I keep coming back to it, over and over: adultery and cheating,” Nichols, who was divorced three times before marrying ABC News’ Diane Sawyer in 1988, said last year.

DENVER | William H. Hornby, a former managing editor, executive editor and vice president at The Denver Post, has died. He was 91. Hornby, who began his four-decade career at the Post as a copy reader, died on Tuesday, the Post reported (http://dpo.st/1xpPVxw ). Born in Kalispell, Montana, on July 14, 1923, Hornby graduated from Stanford […]

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