Michael Peters 46, who won a Tony award for choreographing the Broadway musical "Dreamgirls" and helped to create Michael Jackson's "Thriller" video, died Saturday of AIDS in Los Angeles. won two Emmy awards for choreographing the TV specials "Liberty Weekend Closing Ceremonies" and "The Jacksons: An American Dream."
Harry Rosenblatt, 101, a volunteer in the British Army's Jewish Legion, which fought in Egypt and Palestine during World War I, died Wednesday in New York. He was born in 1893 in Russia and emigrated to the United States in 1910. In 1916, he joined the British Army and fought under the command of Gen. Edmund Allenby to capture Jerusalem from Turkey. Arthur Rosenblatt said he believed that his father was the last American survivor of the Jewish Legion.
Robert F. Bennett, 75, who was among the first Americans to reach Paris during the World War II liberation, died Aug. 19 in New York after a brief illness. He died days before he was to deliver Mayor Rudolph Giuliani's greetings to Paris on the 50th anniversary of the liberation. He was a medical corpsman and served with an artillery battalion of the 12th Infantry Regiment of New York, which landed on Omaha Beach in Normandy shortly after D-Day.
Richard Fry, 45, the man who gave police information that led them to serial killer Thomas Lee Dillon, died Tuesday of liver failure in Canton, Ohio. He tipped authorities in 1992 that Dillon, a high school friend, had been acting strangely and might have been responsible for the deaths of five people killed while hunting, fishing or exercising in eastern Ohio. Dillon pleaded guilty and was sentenced to life in prison.