Burne Hogarth, 84, the American illustrator whose "Tarzan of the Apes" strips revolutionized the way adventure comics are drawn, died Sunday after attending the 23rd International Comic Strip Festival in Angouleme in west-central France.
In 1937, United Features Syndicate asked Mr. Hogarth to succeed Harold Foster as the Tarzan illustrator. He illustrated Edgar Rice Burroughs' series of books about Tarzan, "Lord of the Jungle," from 1937 to 1950.
Yoshihiro Tokugawa, 89, who as grand chamberlain was Emperor Hirohito's closest personal aide for more than half a century, died yesterday in Tokyo of respiratory failure.
On the morning of Aug. 15, 1945, he blocked rebellious soldiers from seizing a recording in which Hirohito announced Japan's surrender in World War II.
The soldiers wanted Japan to fight to the death.