C. Richard TaylorHarvard professorC. Richard Taylor, 56,...


C. Richard Taylor

Harvard professor

C. Richard Taylor, 56, a professor of biology at Harvard University who studied why prehistoric kangaroos survived the advent of man and why certain antelopes almost never drink, died on Sunday in Concord, Mass., where he lived.

Tom Helmore, 91, a debonair Broadway and film actor in the 1940s and '50s, died Tuesday in Longboat Key, Fla. On stage and in films, he specialized in comedies, playing opposite Ginger Rogers, among others.

Wilson Desir, 57, a Haitian consul general in New York who was exiled from his homeland for two decades, died Wednesday of complications from diabetes in New York.

Goffrey Stokes, 55, an author and journalist whose work ranged from politics to sports to music to cooking, died Tuesday of esophageal cancer in Boston. He lived in Woodstock, Vt.

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