John Aspinall, 74, a millionaire gambling tycoon and...

Deaths Elsewhere

July 01, 2000

John Aspinall, 74, a millionaire gambling tycoon and owner of two wild animal parks, died in London on Thursday of cancer. In the 1950s, Mr. Aspinall became a regular patron of London's black market gaming clubs, and by the time gambling was legalized in the 1960s, he was operating traveling Baccarat games for the privileged classes.

William J. Garry, 56, who led Bon Appetit as it became one of the nation's most popular dining and hospitality magazines, died in Los Angeles on Thursday of lung cancer.

Vittorio Gassman, 77, who played both suave leading men and comedic roles on stage and screen in an acting career that spanned five decades, died in Rome on Thursday of a heart attack. He appeared in 124 films between 1946 and 1999, and was best known for his performances in the films "Bitter Rice," "Mambo," "The Family" and "The Easy Life."

Dr. Raymond W. Waggoner, 98, a retired professor and chairman of psychiatry at the University of Michigan, died Tuesday in Ann Arbor, Mich., of natural causes.

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