Kyriacos Demetriou, 80, a haircutter whose old-fashioned...

Deaths Elsewhere

May 19, 1999

Kyriacos Demetriou, 80, a haircutter whose old-fashioned barbershop was re-created in the Museum of the City of New York when he retired three years ago, died Friday. Known by customers as Mr. Kay, he took over the Broadway Barbershop in the 1950s. The shop, with its old, shiny appliances and a radio tuned to a classical music station, was founded in 1904 and was the oldest in the city.

Alfredo de Freitas Dias Gomes, 77, a soap opera writer who used his position in television to fight Brazil's dictators, died early yesterday in a traffic accident in Sao Paulo, authorities said.

After Brazil's military took power in a 1964 coup, he created the landmark soap opera "Roque Santeiro" ("Roque the Saint-Maker"), which was written in 1975 but censored by the military regime.

Pub Date: 5/19/99

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