Stacy Sewell, who in an unprecedented transplant surgery received a lung lobe from each of her living parents, died Saturday on her 24th birthday from complications of bacterial pneumonia. The resident of the Mojave Desert town of Quartz Hill, Calif., suffered from cystic fibrosis. Barbara and James Sewell each donated a lobe of their lungs to their daughter Jan. 29, 1993. It was the first double lobar lung transplant in which both lobes came from relatives. After the transplant, her lungs were restored to normal lung capacity.
Julius Hemphill,57, a saxophonist and composer who helped found the World Saxophone Quartet in 1976, died Sunday of complications from diabetes in New York. His 1972 recordings, "Dogon A. D." and " 'Coon Bid'ness," influenced subsequent jazz and new-music artists. Using massed reeds, his compositions and arrangements had a rich big-band sound but remained squarely in the tradition of black music and the blues.