"Pappy" Neal McCormick,88, who played steel guitar for...


March 04, 1998

"Pappy" Neal McCormick,88, who played steel guitar for some of the top names in country music and helped give Hank Williams Sr. his start in the business, died of complications from the flu Friday in Defuniak Springs, Fla.

Antonio Scialoja,83, an Italian artist known for his use of a color-soaked rag instead of a traditional painter's brush, died of a heart attack Sunday in Rome.

Lucien Bodard,84, a French journalist and writer best known for his five-volume account of the war in Indochina, died Monday in Paris of a heart attack.

Dr. Samuel Corson,88, considered the father of pet-assisted therapy, died Jan. 27 in Granger, Ind.

Albert Lippert,72, a co-founder of the Weight Watchers diet plan, died Saturday of a stroke during a trip to South Africa. He founded the diet plan with Jean Nidetch after taking part in Nidetch's diet class on Long Island in 1963.

Pub Date: 3/04/98

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