Kosso Eloul, 75, an internationally acclaimed sculptor who...


November 11, 1995

Kosso Eloul, 75, an internationally acclaimed sculptor who designed the eternal flame at Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial, died Wednesday in Toronto, his home since 1964.

He earned an international reputation with such works as a prize-winning piece in Japan, a sculpture that graces the Canadian Embassy in Beijing and a monument in Mexico City. But perhaps the most important sculpture by Mr. Eloul is the eternal flame at Jerusalem's Yad Vashem, the memorial to the 6 million Jews who died in the Holocaust.

Visiting dignitaries to Israel usually lay a wreath at the flame, which comes up from the stone floor that is covered with the names of concentration camp victims.

Jerry Franklin Daniels, 79, a member of the original Ink Spots, died Tuesday in Indianapolis. He was a tenor and guitar player when the group began singing on Indianapolis street corners in 1931.

Ernest Gellner, 69, a philosopher and social anthropologist whose influential work, "Nations and Nationalism," provided an understanding to post-Cold War political shifts, died Sunday in Prague, Czech Republic, of a heart attack.

Tyrone Turner, 40, the editorial business manager for Newsweek magazine, was found dead Thursday in the moat surrounding Walt Disney World's Pleasure Island in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., where he was attending a financial conference. Mr. Turner of New York probably drowned, said Orange County Sheriff's Department spokesman Steve Jones. He said no foul play was suspected. An autopsy was pending.

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