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Last updated 8/16/2017 at Noon

Lois Weisberg died on January 13, 2016, at the age of 90, her passing sandwiched between the deaths of David Bowie and actor Alan Rickman, two thunderbolts that only hinted at what was to come. Muhammad Ali, Prince, Gene Wilder, Leonard Cohen, Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds would follow, along with dozens of other famous names, provoking a social media meltdown and making “RIP” the acronym of the year.

So Ms. Weisberg’s long life came to an end with little notice, one more dose of irony in a year that felt inexplicably weird. After all, her greatest fame might have come from the m...

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