Gustavo Leigh Guzman,79, a Chilean air force general who was a key figure in the 1973 coup led by Gen. Augusto Pinochet, died yesterday in Santiago. The cause of death was not immediately known, but he had been hospitalized two days earlier with heart problems.
He was commander of the air force on Sept. 11, 1973, the day of the Pinochet-led coup that toppled Marxist President Salvador Allende. General Pinochet remains under house arrest in Britain, fighting extradition to Spain, where a judge wants to try him for alleged human rights abuses.
Anneli Cahn Lax,77, the editor of the Mathematical Association of America's New Mathematical Library Series, died Friday in New York. She made significant contributions to the theory of hyperbolic equations, a mathematical theory about the behavior of waves.
Clifford Baldowski,81, a retired political cartoonist who spent more than three decades chronicling the characters who made up Georgia politics and the American landscape, died Monday in Atlanta. Mr. Baldowski, known by his pen name "Baldy," worked for the Atlanta Constitution from 1950 until his retirement in 1982.
Marion Zimmer Bradley,69, a science fiction writer whose "The Mists of Avalon" was a national best seller, died in Berkeley, Calif., on Saturday of a heart attack.
John R. Crews,76, a Medal of Honor recipient who captured 27 German prisoners after storming a machine-gun emplacement in World War II, died Saturday in Oklahoma City.