Vaclav Neumann, 74, former chief conductor of the Czech Philharmonic, died Saturday, the Czech news agency CTK said. The news agency said he died in Vienna, Austria, but did not give the cause of death. He was the Czech Philharmonic's chief conductor from 1968 until 1990.
Carmen Sylva Mathews, 84, a stage and television actress who appeared in the film "Butterfield 8" and in the stage productions of "Hamlet" and "Richard II" during her 55-year career, died Thursday in Redding, Conn.
John Brunner, 60, a science fiction novelist noted for experimenting with form and his attention to contemporary social issues, died Aug. 25 of a heart attack while attending a science fiction convention in Glasgow, Scotland. A prolific writer, he attracted attention outside his native England in 1969 with "Stand on Zanzibar," a fragmented narrative that treated the potential nightmare of overpopulation.
Richard Sax, 46, a chef and prolific cooking writer who taught millions of readers that elegant food could be prepared in ordinary kitchens using everyday ingredients, died of lung cancer Friday at New York Hospital. He was the founding chef-director of Food & Wine magazine's test kitchen and co-author of a monthly column on healthful cooking for Bon Appetit magazine, and author or co-author of eight major cookbooks.
John Erik Jonsson, 93, a co-founder of Texas Instruments Inc. and former Dallas mayor, died at his home on Thursday. Under his leadership, TI co-invented the integrated circuit in 1958, the electronic hand-held calculator in 1967 and the single chip microcomputer in 1971, the company said. He was mayor from 1964 -- about two months after the Kennedy assassination -- until 1971.