The media mogul turned prime minister left a mark on popular culture, while his coarseness and constant legal woes trashed political norms and tainted Italy's image in the world.
Blue was drafted in the second round of the 1967 MLB Draft to the Athletics. He spent nine seasons with the team, and was ultimately selected to six All-Star teams throughout his 17-year career.
The cofounder of Taiwan's famed Din Tai Fung restaurant chain died at 96, his company announced March 26. He helped turn delicate soup dumplings into a global phenomenon, even earning Michelin stars.
They were pioneers in their fields, working to improve the health and lives of other women and paving the way for other female scientists.
Vogt died "surrounded by his family after a battle with cancer," according to a statement from his representatives.
Roland Mesnier served as the White House pastry chef for 25 years under five different presidents. Mesnier died last week at age 78.
Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, who played a pivotal role in the end of the Cold War, has died at the age of 91 in Moscow.
NPR's Leila Fadel talks to former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul (mc-FAWL) about the legacy of former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, who died yesterday in Moscow at 91.