The 8th Earl of Warwick, 61, who...


The 8th Earl of Warwick, 61, who angered many Britons by selling his medieval castle to Madame Tussaud's waxworks, died Saturday of pneumonia in Mijas, Spain.

The earl had lived abroad since 1978, when he sold Warwick Castle. The 13th-century castle, rising above the River Avon, has been compared to Windsor Castle, Queen Elizabeth II's home on the River Thames.

The sale for $10 million brought a public outcry. Most outraged were people who previously had objected to the earl selling some of the Warwick treasures.

Born David Robin Francis Guy Greville, he was known as "Brookie" because his title was Lord Brooke until he became the 8th Earl.

Dr. Jesse R. White, 61, an early advocate for manatees whose advice shaped federal and state marine mammal protection laws, died Tuesday of a heart attack in Dunnellon, Fla. He served as a veterinarian and trainer for dolphins in the popular television series "Flipper."

Russell C. Smart, 82, a retired educator whose classes and writings on child development and family relations reached an international audience, died of cancer on Jan. 13 in San Diego. He co-wrote 10 textbooks on children and families.

Henry S. Villard, 95, whose diplomatic career spanned 28 years and four continents, died of pneumonia Sunday in Los Angeles. He was the first ambassador to Libya, in 1952, and also served as ambassador to the nations of Senegal and Mauritania.

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