Stu "The Kid" Ungar, 45, a professional poker player who...

Deaths Elsewhere

November 26, 1998

Stu "The Kid" Ungar, 45, a professional poker player who won major tournaments and millions of dollars, was found dead Sunday in a motel on the Las Vegas Strip. An autopsy was planned. Friends and colleagues told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that Mr. Ungar had been addicted to illegal drugs and suffered from numerous health problems.

He won the World Series of Poker tournament at Binion's Horseshoe casino in 1980, 1981 and 1997, the year he defeated more than 300 competitors to take home a $1.1 million pot. He once lost $1 million in a single craps session and dropped hundreds of thousands of dollars in no-limit poker games.

Obie Scott, 99, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s father-in-law, died Sunday of respiratory failure in Atlanta. His daughter, Coretta Scott King, credited him with teaching her that racism should not inspire hatred in her.

Mr. Scott was a small-town store owner who provided free groceries to the poor and hauled pulpwood in the small, central Alabama town of Marion. He was particularly proud of his son-in-law. Said Mrs. King: "My parents were always concerned about seeing things become better. They took pride in the things we were doing."

Emil G. Reynolds,93, who covered the Nuremberg war trials and was the first photographer invited to the Soviet Union after World War II, died Sunday of heart failure in West Long Branch, N.J.

Mr. Reynolds started his career at the Newark Ledger, predecessor to the Star-Ledger, and went on to the Associated Press and United Press International. He documented major events of World War II such as the Potsdam and Yalta conferences, and Israel's War of Independence.

One of his most famous photographs is of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem moments after a 1946 terrorist bombing. He also photographed exiled Communist leader Leon Trotsky in Mexico four days before his assassination.

Pub Date: 11/26/98

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