Noel Behn,70, a novelist and screenwriter who appeared in...

Deaths Elsewhere

August 01, 1998

Noel Behn,70, a novelist and screenwriter who appeared in Woody Allen films and was a creative consultant for the NBC lTC series "Homicide: Life on the Street," died of a heart attack Monday in New York.

Behn wrote six scripts for "Homicide." One, "A Many Splendored Thing," was nominated for the 1994 Writer's Guild Award for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series.

Asa Takii,114, Japan's oldest person and a survivor of the Hiroshima atomic bomb blast, died yesterday of heart complications from high blood pressure on the island of Kurahashi, 420 miles southwest of Tokyo.

She was living in Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945, when the United States dropped the world's first atomic bomb. The blast killed her husband and family and buried her in the rubble of her home until she was found days later.

Guy M. "Matt" Altmann, 20, a Texas A&M student who underwent experimental heart surgery in April, died Monday of cancer in Covington, La. Doctors who performed the six-hour surgery said it was the first time surgeons had removed a heart, cut out a large cancerous tumor and then returned the heart to the chest.

Sir David Hunt, 84, a former private secretary to British Prime Ministers Winston Churchill and Clement Attlee, died Thursday, his family said. He was 84. He moved from quietly working behind the scenes to fame on the small screen when he became champion of the high-brow television game show "Mastermind" in 1977. Five years later, he was crowned "Mastermind of Masterminds" when he defeated all of the winners from the previous 10 years.

Pub Date: 8/01/98

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