Jay Monahan, 42, a lawyer and legal analyst for NBC News...


January 25, 1998

Jay Monahan, 42, a lawyer and legal analyst for NBC News and the husband of "Today" show host Katie Couric, died of cancer yesterday in New York. Mr. Monahan -- who had worked for the network for two years, often appearing on MSNBC -- underwent surgery for colon cancer June 6. The couple married in 1989 and have two daughters, Elinor, 6 1/2 , and Caroline, 2.

Maj. Gen. Ralph Corbett Smith, 104, the Army's oldest surviving general officer, died Wednesday in Palo Alto, Calif. General Smith -- who served under Gen. John J. Pershing in a punitive expedition against Mexican revolutionary Francisco "Pancho" Villa -- was a combat veteran of both world wars.

Hilla Limann,65, former president of Ghana, died Friday in Accra, according to an official statement.

Pub Date: 1/25/98

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