DIED At the time, AIDS was a mysterious illness that seemed to target only gay men. But Joel Weisman, 66, a California physician, co-authored the 1981 report that signaled the beginning of the AIDS epidemic, which has since killed more than 25 million people worldwide.

• Though he made a living as an advertising designer, Heinz Edelmann, 75, is best known for creating the psychedelic look of Pepperland in the 1968 Beatles cartoon film Yellow Submarine, complete with dancing typography and music-hating villains called Blue Meanies.

• Howard Engle, 89, a doctor, continued to smoke despite being the lead plaintiff in...

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