Guenter Guillaume, 68, whose admission that he was a spy for the former East Germany forced the 1974 resignation of West German Chancellor Willy Brandt, died Monday after a heart attack in Hamburg, Germany. He was tried in West Germany and sentenced to 13 years in prison. After serving seven, he was returned to East Germany in a 1981 spy swap.
Dick Pothier, 55, a prize-winning reporter and columnist at the Philadelphia Inquirer who wrote an account of his 1990 heart transplant, was found dead Monday at his retirement home in Vermont. The cause of death was not immediately known. He wrote in the Philadelphia Inquirer Magazine about how the heart he received from a 27-year-old murder victim saved his life.
Alberto Larragyibel, a prize-winning 75, a retired army colonel who in 1949 set a horse-jumping record that hasn't been broken, died Wednesday of lung cancer in Santiago, Chile. As an army captain on the horse Huaso, he jumped 8.1 feet on Feb. 5, 1949, during an international equestrian contest in Quillota, near Santiago.