Jack Adkisson, 68, patriarch of the famed Texas wrestling...


September 12, 1997

Jack Adkisson, 68, patriarch of the famed Texas wrestling family the Von Erichs, died Wednesday of a brain tumor in Dallas. Mr. Adkisson, known as Fritz Von Erich during a 35-year wrestling career, produced World Class Championship Wrestling, a syndicated show that was seen in 66 U.S. television markets, Japan, Argentina and the Middle East.

Dr. Teodoro Cesarman, 74, a leading cardiologist and writer well-known in Mexico's political and literary circles, died Wednesday in Mexico City of a heart attack.

Lionel Chapman, 47, an award-winning producer for ABC News, died of a heart attack Sunday in New York. He joined ABC in 1977 and became a "Nightline" producer in 1980. His credits include coverage of El Salvador's civil war, the Falklands crisis and Ted Koppel's "Nightline" broadcasts from South Africa.

James Davey, 76, who managed Detroit Metropolitan Airport for 17 years and guided its growth into a major air hub, died Monday in Detroit. He had suffered from cancer.

Abdullah ibn Hamoud al-Tariki, 80, Saudi Arabia's first oil minister and a founder of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, died of a heart attack Sunday in Cairo.

Maurice Levine, 79, founder and artistic director of a program at Manhattan's 92nd Street Y that featured the words and writers of theater songs, died Monday in New York of complications from a stroke.

Dr. Joseph R. Stanton, 77, an abortion opponent and retired physician and teacher, died Tuesday in Needham, Mass., after a long illness.

Pub Date: 9/12/97

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