Sir Fitzroy Maclean,85, who persuaded British leader Winston Churchill to back Yugoslav Communist chief Tito and his partisans in World War II, has died, his family said yesterday in Inverness, Scotland. The soldier and diplomat -- sometimes said to have been the model for novelist Ian Fleming's James Bond -- was best known for parachuting into Nazi-occupied Yugoslavia as a personal aide to Mr. Churchill. He joined forces with Mr. Tito's partisans, who were waging a guerrilla war against the Nazis.
David Mourao-Ferreira,69, one of the foremost figures of contemporary Portuguese literature, died of cancer Sunday in Lisbon, Portugal. The son of a historian, he began his prolific career while a literature student in the late 1940s, writing essays, fiction and poetry. He won a string of literary prizes from the 1950s to the 1990s and saw his works translated into English and nine other languages.