Grant Sawyer, 77, a former governor of Nevada who was a...

DEATHS ELSEWHERE

February 21, 1996

Grant Sawyer, 77, a former governor of Nevada who was a champion of tough gaming control standards and a leading advocate of environmental protections and equal rights, died Monday at a rehabilitation hospital in Las Vegas. His death was ** attributed to complications from a 1993 stroke.

He was governor from 1958 through 1966.

Toru Takemitsu, 65, a Japanese composer who won worldwide recognition for blending Eastern instruments and melodies with Western classical music, died Tuesday in Tokyo. He had suffered from bladder cancer since last year and died at a Tokyo hospital of pneumonia, his management company reported. Among his works is "November Steps," which premiered in 1967.

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