Mifflin James Campbell, 89, one of the original Ink Spots, a popular singing group of the 1930s and 1940s, died of cancer in Indianapolis on April 2. The Ink Spots, founded in 1932, were known for their tight vocal harmonies and the hit song "To Each His Own." Mr. Campbell also was a member of the Riff Brothers, forerunners of the Ink Spots, and he came out of retirement in 1988 to perform again with the rejuvenated Ink Spots.
Marion Tinsley, 68, dubbed the king of checkers, died Monday in Tallahassee, Fla. He won his first world title in checkers in 1955 and won every year but one after that.