David Feinberg, 37, a writer and AIDS activist, died of acquired immune deficiency syndrome Wednesday in New York. His two fictional works, "Eighty-Sixed" and "Spontaneous Combustion," documented the devastation of New York City's gay life by the AIDS epidemic. A collection of essays, "Queer and Loathing: Rants and Raves of a Raging AIDS Clone," is to be published this year by Viking.
Richard Krautheimer, 97, an art historian known for his work on early Christian and Byzantine art, died Tuesday in Rome. The German-born scholar was best known for his work "Corpus Basilicarum Cristianarum Romae," a five-volume work on the early Christian basilicas of Rome. Another book, "Profile of a City: recounts the history of Rome from the time of Emperor Constantine to the transfer of the papacy to Avignon, France.
Peter Taylor, 77, a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist whose stories chronicled the slow disappearance of the Southern aristocracy, died Wednesday of pneumonia in Charlottesville, Va. He won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for "A Summons to Memphis," a novel about a man called home by his sisters to stop their widowed father from remarrying. It was his first novel in nearly 40 years. Before that, he wrote short stories. His latest novel, "In The Tennessee Country," was published in September.
The Rev. S.M. Wright, 67, newly elected president of the National Missionary Baptist Convention of America, died of cancer Thursday in Dallas. The longtime pastor of Peoples Missionary Baptist Church in Dallas was elected Sept. 8 to a four-year term as head of the predominantly black national Baptist group.
John Colman Whitwell, 84, who in 42 years at Princeton University became an expert in applying statistical methods to chemical engineering problems, died Oct. 28 of complications from a stroke at Applewood, a retirement and nursing home in Freehold, N.J.