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Chuck Close, Acclaimed Artist With a Complicated Legacy, Dies at 81

Chuck Close, an artist whose photorealist portraits of a generation of his contemporaries, musicians, actors, patrons and politicians made him one of America’s best-known and most-acclaimed painters, died Thursday at Mount Sinai South Nassau in Oceanside, New York. He was 81. The cause of death was complications from a long illness resulting in congestive heart…

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Chuck E. Weiss Dies: Los Angeles Music Scene Fixture And Actor Was 76

Chuck E. Weiss, a longtime presence on the Los Angeles music scene and the subject of a Top 5 hit for Rickie Lee Jones, died Tuesday at age 76. Details on his death were not immediately available, but friends said he died after a long illness. A staple performer on Mondays at The Central nightclub…