John Stears, 64, the father of James Bond's lethal Aston...

Deaths Elsewhere

July 05, 1999

John Stears, 64, the father of James Bond's lethal Aston Martin, the Jedi Knights' light sabers, the endearing robots R2-D2 and C-3PO, and a host of other ingenious movie gadgets and special effects, died of a stroke June 28 at the University of California Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Joseph Wheelwright, 93,a driving force behind the spread of Jungian psychoanalytic teaching, died June 22 at a convalescent home in Santa Barbara, Calif.

Guy Mitchell, 72, a country-pop artist from the 1950s whose recordings of "Singing the Blues" and "Heartaches by the Number" skyrocketed to the top of the charts and became standards of the era, died Thursday in Las Vegas.

Constance Shacklock, 86, a British mezzo-soprano who made more than 500 appearances at the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden between 1946 and 1956, and then undertook a second stage career in musical theater, died Tuesday.

Pub Date: 7/05/99

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