Royce Kendall, 61, of the father-daughter country...


Royce Kendall, 61, of the father-daughter country music duo the Kendalls, died Friday after collapsing at a concert site in Iowa. He and daughter Jeannie Kendall had several hits, including "Heaven's Just a Sin Away," "Thank God for the Radio" and "Sweet Desire."

Robert W. Morgan, 60, a fixture on KRTH-FM and other Los Angeles radio stations for more than three decades, died Friday after a two-year battle with lung cancer.

Ricardo Franco, 48, a director whose film "The Good Star" swept Spain's Goya Film Awards in January, died of a heart attack Thursday in Madrid.

Ed Simmons, 78, a TV comedy writer and producer who won five Emmy Awards for his work on "The Carol Burnett Show," died May 18. Mr. Simmons, who lived in West Hollywood, Calif., also worked on variety shows for Red Skelton and George Gobel. He produced the series "Welcome Back, Kotter" and "Mama's Family."

Pub Date: 5/25/98

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