Stanley Turrentine, 66, a jazz tenor saxophonist whose 1970 hit "Sugar" established him in the popular mainstream and influenced musicians in many other genres, died Tuesday at a hospital in New York City, two days after suffering a stroke, said his agent, Robin Burgess. He lived in Fort Washington in Prince George's County. The Pittsburgh native started his career playing with singer Ray Charles and noted jazz drummer Max Roach.
Beah Richards, 74, whose acting career spanned three decades in films including "Beloved" and "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner," died Thursday of emphysema in Jackson, Miss. She received her second Emmy this year for her guest appearance on ABC's "The Practice"; her first came in 1988 for a guest appearance on CBS' "Frank's Place." Ms. Richards, who received an Oscar nomination for supporting actress in "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner," also published three books.