Robert Musel, 90, a New York-born journalist...


Robert Musel, 90, a New York-born journalist who covered wars, politics, crime, sports and royal weddings across Europe for more than four decades, died Wednesday at a London hospital, according to United Press International, the news agency he joined in 1927 as a copy boy.

In addition to being a journalist, Musel was a song lyricist, author of the words of the hit "Band of Gold," and senior European consultant of Broadcast Music Inc., an American performing rights society that established the Robert Musel Award in 1993 for the year's most-performed song.

Tony Duquette, 85, an award-winning designer and interior decorator to the wealthy, died Thursday in Los Angeles. He won a Tony Award for the costumes in the original Broadway production of "Camelot".

Vincent Wasilewski, 76, who headed the National Association of Broadcasters from 1965 until 1982, died Thursday in Washington of heart failure.

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