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Companies have gotten skilled at producing topical ads. But after bungling other recent celebrity deaths, they are showing some tact this time around.

Mr. Smith will leave the news organization where he has been editor in chief since 2012.

After more than 300 Post employees rallied to her defense, the paper relented and allowed Felicia Sonmez to go back to work.

“Music to Be Murdered By,” another typically controversial album by the 47-year-old rapper, was a surprise release on Jan. 17.

The live broadcast drew an audience of 18.7 million, but the dip was modest in a time when more people are switching to streaming.

While social media praised the N.B.A. star after his death, Felicia Sonmez posted a link to an article on the allegations of sexual assault made against him in 2003.

He captured Marilyn Monroe singing “Happy birthday, Mr. President,” Elvis Presley as an Army private, scenes of war and urban unrest, and much more.