William Harold Eberhardt, 76, a percussionist who toured...


January 05, 1996

William Harold Eberhardt, 76, a percussionist who toured with George Gershwin and played marimba at Radio City Music Hall, died Saturday after falling three stories from his apartment balcony in Parkersburg, W. Va. Mr. Eberhardt, who also worked with Leonard Bernstein, was a percussionist for several long-running Broadway shows, including "The Innocents" and "The Boyfriend."

John J. Wasmuth, 49, a biochemist who helped discover the genes that cause dwarfism and other diseases, died Friday in Irvine, Calif. His family asked that the cause of death be withheld. Mr. Wasmuth led the University of California, Irvine research team that in 1994 identified genetic abnormalities causing achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism.

Hamish Imlach, 55, a leading figure in Scotland's folk music revival of the 1950s and 1960s, died Monday in Glasgow, Scotland. The singer was in poor health for years, but a cause was not announced. He recorded more than three dozen albums and toured widely. His proteges included comedian Billy Connolly and pop singer Chris De Burgh.

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