Michael Dash, 36, a singer who functioned as a countertenor and a baritone and who appeared with many opera companies around the country, died of AIDS Saturday at his home in Manhattan. He made his Metropolitan Opera debut in 1987 singing in Handel's "Julius Caesar." He also sang with the Glimmerglass, Chautauqua and Virginia Operas.
William Arthur Winstead, 91, a segregationist congressman from Mississippi for more than 20 years before losing in 1964 elections, died of a heart attack Tuesday in Philadelphia, Miss. The Democrat represented an east-central Mississippi district in Congress from 1943 to 1964. He joined other Southern legislators in the mid-1950s in signing the "Southern Manifesto," in which they vowed to fight civil rights legislation.
Frederick Mulley, 76, a former secretary of defense and former chairman of Britain's Labor Party, died Wednesday in London of an undisclosed cause. He was elected to Parliament in 1950 and served as defense secretary from 1976 to 1979. He had the misfortune of falling asleep while sitting next to Queen Elizabeth II at an air show celebrating her silver jubilee in 1977. Pictures of the dozing minister were widely published.