Mario Gozzini, 79, the father of Italian prison reform...

Deaths Elsewhere

January 11, 1999

Mario Gozzini, 79, the father of Italian prison reform, died Jan. 2 in Rome. Mr. Gozzini was the author of a 1986 prison reform bill under which prisoners are allowed a partial freedom, including long furloughs. Many have praised the measure as humane, but critics have noted that several high-profile inmates, including some accused of terrorism, have used the furloughs to escape.

The Marquess of Bristol, 44, who squandered millions on drugs and was jailed twice for heroin and cocaine possession, died in his sleep yesterday at his family's estate in eastern England near Bury St. Edmunds, said Simon Pott,his agent.

He did not disclose a cause of death, but said Lord Bristol had been suffering from a flulike bug for a short time.

The 7th Marquess of Bristol, who inherited the title in 1985 when his father died, led a colorful and troubled life, becoming addicted to heroin in 1984. He later served 19 months in prison for drug possession. At a 1993 trial, it was estimated his addiction had cost his family $11.5 million.

Zalman Bernstein, 72, a securities maverick who founded one of the world's largest independent investment companies, died Wednesday in New York from complications of lymphoma.

He sent shock waves through Wall Street in the late 1960s when he announced his firm would seek nothing but accounts for which brokers would make all investment decisions without input from clients.

His brokerage, Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., eventually managed more than $80 billion in securities for 25,000 private and institutional clients.

Abdel-Latif el-Baghdadi, 81, a leading member of the Free Officers movement that ousted the Egyptian monarchy, died Friday in Cairo, Egypt's Middle East News Agency reported Saturday. He was hospitalized Friday for complications from his two-year struggle with liver cancer.

He was one of the closest supporters of the late President Gamal Abdel Nasser, who organized the movement that toppled King Farouk and became known as Egypt's 1952 revolution. He held a number of top offices under Nasser.

George Joseph Popjak, 84, an internationally recognized scientist known for his research into cholesterol, died Dec. 30 in Los Angeles.

William Allyn, 71, a television and movie producer whose successful films include "Cousins" and "Rich and Famous," died Sunday in Los Angeles from complications of heart disease.

Harold E. Scott, 76, who from 1979 to 1989 served as executive presbyter of the Pittsburgh Presbytery, died Wednesday of cancer.

Pub. Date : 1/11/99

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