Prince Faisal bin Fahd,eldest son of Saudi King Fahd, died...

Deaths Elsewhere

August 22, 1999

Prince Faisal bin Fahd,eldest son of Saudi King Fahd, died of a heart attack yesterday in Riyadh. Prince Faisal, the equivalent of minister of sports, was not in line to the throne. His uncle, Crown Prince Abdullah, is the heir. The age of Prince Faisal is not known, but he is believed to have been in his 50s.

Bobby Sheehan,31, bassist for the Grammy award-winning band Blues Traveler, died of unknown causes Friday at his home in New Orleans. Police released few details but said Mr. Sheehan went to sleep about 4: 30 a.m. and was unresponsive when friends tried to wake him about 11 a.m.

Wilbert Jean Oliver,89, whose landmark lawsuit set a precedent that required all funeral homes nationwide to provide equal services to blacks and whites, died Thursday in Mansura, La. He gained national attention in 1973 after winning a federal lawsuit against Escude Funeral Home for discrimination after the business refused to embalm his deceased mother, Martha Pierre Oliver, because she was black.

Mary A. Bradley,84, an educator who created a phonics system to help elementary school pupils learn to read, died Tuesday in Weymouth, Mass. She taught her system of phonics at Salem State College, where she served as chairwoman of the education department for 25 years.

Johnny Byrne,59, a guitarist who played with Ringo Starr in the pre-Beatles band Rory Storm and the Hurricanes, died in Liverpool, England, on Wednesday after collapsing at home.

Galen Lemke,58, a former weapons plant worker who became a leading advocate for victims of beryllium disease, died in Toledo, Ohio, on Wednesday after a long battle with the illness.

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