The week’s passages | The Seattle Times

Helmet Kohl, 87, the chancellor who reunified Germany after 45 years of Cold War division and promoted grand visions of European integration, but ended his political career in disgrace over an opaque party fundraising scandal, died Friday at his home in Ludwigshafen, Germany.

Rick Tuten, 52, who earned the nickname “Bootin’ Tuten” while punting for the Seattle Seahawks 1991-1997, and played a total 11 years in the NFL, died recently and unexpectedly in Costa Rica, reported.

Arthur J. Jackson, 92, a Medal of Honor recipient for his valor as a Marine in the World War II Battle of Peleliu, in the Pacific, died June 14 in Boise, Idaho.

Adam West, 88, the Walla Walla native whose three seasons as the straight-faced “Batman” in the campy 1960s TV series associated him with the role forever, though he rebounded with voice-over work, died of leukemia June 9 in Los Angeles.

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Anita Pallenberg, 76, the German-Italian actress and fashion model who became best known for her relationships with members of the Rolling Stones, died June 13 in Chichester, England, of complications of hepatitis C.

Rosalie Sorrels, 83, a Grammy-nominated folk singer and native of Idaho who recorded more than 20 albums and performed around the country, died June 11 in Reno, Nevada. She had colon cancer and dementia, her daughter said.

Isabelle Rapin, 89, a Swiss-born child neurologist who helped establish autism’s biological underpinnings and advanced the idea that autism was part of a broad spectrum of disorders, died of pneumonia May 24 in Rhinebeck, N.Y.

Robert S. Leiken, 78, a maverick political scientist who stunned fellow liberals in the 1980s when he denounced the Sandinista government of Nicaragua as corrupt and repressive, died June 7 in Boston of neuro-Behcet’s disease, an inflammatory condition.

Patricia Knatchbull, 93, a grande dame of Britain’s titled elite…

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