Clifton Daniel, 87, a former managing editor...


Clifton Daniel, 87, a former managing editor of the New York Times and the husband of President Harry Truman's only child, died at his Manhattan home yesterday from complications of a stroke and heart disease, said his wife, Margaret Truman Daniel. Mr. Daniel was managing editor of the Times from 1964 to 1969 after serving as a correspondent for the paper in wartime London, Europe and the Middle East. In Moscow in 1954 and 1955, he was the only permanent correspondent of a noncommunist Western newspaper in the former Soviet Union.

Anatoly Sobchak, 62, a prominent reformer who as mayor transformed Soviet-era Leningrad into democratic St. Petersburg, died of a heart attack Sunday in St. Petersburg. He also served as a mentor to acting Russian President Vladimir V. Putin.

Olgita DeCastro, 65, who performed and recorded with her famous singing cousins, the DeCastro Sisters, for more than 30 years, died Feb. 14 at her home in Las Vegas. The cause was an asthma attack, said her publicity agency, Alan Eichler Associates.

Jane Davies, 86, an independent architectural historian who became a leading authority on the 19th-century American architect Alexander J. Davis, died Feb. 9 in New York.

Miles White, 85, a costume designer for Rodgers and Hammerstein's first two Broadway hits, "Oklahoma!" and "Carousel," died Thursday in New York.

Goran Tunstrom, 62, one of Scandinavia's most prolific contemporary authors, died Feb. 5 at his home in Stockholm. The apparent cause of death was heart failure, Swedish news reports said.

Friedensreich Hundertwasser, 71, an Austrian painter and architect who disdained the straight line and gained fame for his wavy forms and bright colors, died Saturday of a heart attack on board the Queen Elizabeth II cruise ship, said Joram Harel, the artist's manager and friend. Mr. Hundert-wasser boarded the ship in Auckland, New Zealand, one of several stops on a worldwide cruise, Harel said.

Sam Robbins, 78, a bird-watcher who claimed to have spotted more than 100 species of birds in each of Wisconsin's 72 counties, died Saturday of renal failure in Madison.

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