Dr. Edmund Klein,77, who pioneered the treatment of...

Deaths Elsewhere

August 01, 1999

Dr. Edmund Klein,77, who pioneered the treatment of certain skin cancers with topical chemicals, died July 24 in Buffalo, N.Y. Dr. Klein was among the first to recognize the need for nonsurgical therapies for superficial skin cancer like that arising from prolonged exposure to the sun. He also advanced the use of immunotherapy, in which agents are applied to stimulate the immune system, enabling the body to fend off tumors. His work was honored with a Clinical Research Award from the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation in 1972.

Simon Nkabinde,61, a singer who became a legend in South Africa while popularizing Zulu music internationally, died in Johannesburg Wednesday. He was 61. Gallo Music Co. announced Mr. Nkabinde's death and said that he had been ill for some time with diabetes. Better known as Mahlathini, the gravel-voiced lead singer for Mahlathini and the Mhaotella Queens had performed alongside such artists as Stevie Wonder and Sting. He popularized mbaqanga music, a fusion of dominant African rhythms, pop and jazz that started in the black township of Soweto outside Johannesburg.

Anatoliy Solovianenko,66, one of Ukraine's best known opera singers and a former Metropolitan Opera soloist, died in Kiev Thursday of an apparent heart attack. The tenor performed as a soloist for decades at the Kiev Opera and Ballet Theater in the Ukrainian capital and was a soloist at the Metropolitan Opera in New York in 1977-1978. He held a variety of Soviet titles and awards, including the prestigious Popular Artist of the USSR title and the Lenin Prize, as well as Ukraine's State Shevchenko Prize.

Amaryllis Fleming, 73, a celebrated cellist and one of the most colorful figures of the musical and social world of the 1960s, died Tuesday in Nettlebed, England. She began playing the cello at an early age, then won a spot at the Royal College of Music in 1943. She established herself throughout the 1950s, eventually choosing to concentrate on chamber music. She later became a professor of cello at the Royal College of Music. In 1970, she stood in for Bette Davis in the film "Connecting Rooms," in which the Hollywood star portrayed a cellist.


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