Joe DiMaggio Jr., 57, the troubled son of the baseball...

Deaths Elsewhere

August 10, 1999

Joe DiMaggio Jr., 57, the troubled son of the baseball Hall of Famer and a pallbearer at his father's funeral in March, died at a hospital in Antioch, Calif., apparently of natural causes, relatives and hospital officials said Saturday.

Mr. DiMaggio, who was the baseball great's only child, struggled with substance abuse and homelessness during the last two decades. He was estranged from his father and saw him infrequently in recent years.

Rita Sakellariou, 64,a singer who rose from desperate poverty and helped give late Socialist Premier Andreas Papandreou his popular appeal, died Friday of cancer in Athens, Greece.

Rozelar Goode, 95, a former sharecropper and laundry worker who raised seven children, including former Philadelphia Mayor W. Wilson Goode, died Thursday of heart failure in Philadelphia.

David Curtis, 61, chairman of the Vermont Democratic Party and a lawyer known for his advocacy for gays, women and the underprivileged, died in Burlington, Vt., on Saturday of heart failure complicated by lung cancer and AIDS.

Stanley Stahl,75, a real estate and banking magnate who prosecutors say was the target of a failed murder-for-hire plot by multimillionaire developer and former partner Abe Hirschfeld, died in New York on Thursday of a stroke.

Carl Toms,72, one of the most sought-after and successful British stage designers of his time, died in London on Wednesday of emphysema.

Gene Weed, 64, a producer and director of television specials and awards shows for more than 25 years, died in Los Angeles on Thursday of cancer.

Pub Date: 8/10/99

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