Hugh Coveney, 62, a veteran Irish lawmaker and former...


March 19, 1998

Hugh Coveney, 62, a veteran Irish lawmaker and former minister of defense, died Saturday in Dublin, Ireland.

He apparently died after falling off a cliff while trying to rescue one of his dogs. His body was recovered from the sea. First elected to parliament in 1981, he served as defense minister from December 1994 to May 1995.

Judge Dread, 53, whose fusion of smutty lyrics and a reggae beat produced a pair of top 10 singles in Britain in the 1970s, died Friday in Canterbury, England, after suffering a heart attack during a performance.

He had his first British hit in 1972 with "Big Six," which got as high as No. 11 during 27 weeks on the chart.

Leonard Haas, 83, chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire from 1959 to 1980, died Saturday in Eau Claire, Wis.

Yves Landry, 60, outspoken president of Chrysler Canada, died Sunday of a heart attack while vacationing in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Kate Ross, 41, a lawyer and author of mystery books, died March 12 of cancer in Brookline, Mass.

Pub Date: 3/19/98

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