Deaths Elsewhere

Deaths Elsewhere

March 09, 2003

George Miller,

61, a stand-up comedian who appeared on David Letterman's late-night shows more than any other comic, died Wednesday in Los Angeles of complications from a blood clot in his brain. He had suffered from leukemia for years.

Mr. Miller appeared on NBC's Late Night with David Letterman and CBS' Late Show with David Letterman 56 times in two decades. He last appeared on Mr. Letterman's show Sept. 4.

Mr. Miller and Mr. Letterman met in Los Angeles in the early 1970s when both were emerging comics. The goal for comics was to get a spot on NBC's The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, and Mr. Miller appeared many times on it.

Nai Shwe Kyin,

90, a veteran guerrilla leader from Myanmar's Mon ethnic minority, died Friday, Myanmar's opposition news media reported. He died at his home in Moulmein in Myanmar, 100 miles east of the capital Yangon.

Nai Shwe Kyin, also known as Nai Ba Lwin, was founder and president of the New Mon State Party. He had been active in politics since founding the Mon Freedom League in 1947. He went underground in 1948, the same year that Myanmar, then called Burma, gained independence.

Adam Faith,

62, a square-jawed British singer who was briefly a Cockney challenger to Elvis Presley's rock 'n' roll crown, died yesterday of a heart attack in Stoke-on-Trent in central England, where he was appearing in a play, his agent Alan Field said.

Born Terry Nelhams in west London in 1940, Mr. Faith was a handsome teen-ager who was playing in Soho coffee shops when he was spotted by producers of a British Broadcasting Corp. music program.

Gen. Mehmed Alagic,

56, a high-ranking Bosnian Muslim commander who was awaiting trial after being indicted by a United Nations tribunal for war crimes, died Friday, Bosnia-Herzegovina state television reported yesterday. He died of an apparent heart attack at his home in Sanski Most, about 110 miles northwest of the capital, Sarajevo.

General Alagic was one of three Bosnian Muslim wartime commanders arrested in August 2001 for alleged crimes committed during the country's 1992-1995 war.

The U.N. war crimes tribunal in The Hague charged the three commanders with executing Serb and Croat civilians and prisoners, using hostages as human shields and pillaging towns. All three were released pending trial.

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