March 17, 2016


Keith Emerson, 70, progressive-rock star, keyboardist and co-founder of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, a British band that released six platinum albums in the ’70s. Among his well-known songs: “Lucky Man” and the 30-minute-long “Karn Evil 9.”

• Michael White, 80, film and theater impresario famous for producing Monty Python and the Holy Grail and The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

• Lloyd Shapley, 92, a 2012 Nobel laureate known as a father of game theory. He also mentored the troubled mathematician John Nash, subject of the 2002 movie A Beautiful Mind.


The retirement of NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, who spent a total of 520 days in space, including a yearlong stint aboard the International Space Station.


By Governor Kate Brown, a bill that makes Oregon the first state to remove coal from its energy supply. Under the new law, coal would be phased out through 2030.

This appears in the March 28, 2016 issue of TIME.

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