Dr. David Cyr, 52, a nationally known researcher in the...

Deaths Elsewhere

February 24, 2000

Dr. David Cyr, 52, a nationally known researcher in the treatment and diagnosis of balance disorders in infants and children, died in Omaha, Neb., on Feb. 17 of cancer. He was director of the Balance Disorders Clinic at Boys Town National Research Hospital. He also helped the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota set up its balance-disorder program.

Husam el-Din Mustafa, 74, an American-trained director who created about 100 films and dozens of popular Egyptian soap operas, died in Cairo on Tuesday of a stroke. He began his career as an assistant to American director Cecil B. DeMille on the film "The Greatest Show on Earth."

Maurine Neuberger, 94, elder stateswoman of Oregon Democrats who became the third woman to be elected to the U.S. Senate, died in Portland on Tuesday of a bone marrow disorder. Mrs. Neuberger, elected in 1960 to fill the Senate seat left vacant by the death of her husband, Richard, championed consumer protection and was an early opponent of the tobacco industry.

Jimmy Rush, 72, the father of U. S. Rep. Bobby L. Rush, died in Chicago on Sunday of congestive heart failure.

Ofra Haza, 42, an Israeli pop star famous for her Middle Eastern-style singing, died of organ failure yesterday in Tel Aviv, hospital officials said. She recorded the theme song for the soundtrack of Steven Spielberg's animated movie "Prince of Egypt."

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