Deaths Elsewhere

Deaths Elsewhere

December 31, 2003

Faye Copeland, 82, a convicted killer who was once the nation's oldest woman on death row, died Sunday at a nursing home in Chillicothe, Mo., where she had been released on medical parole.

Copeland was convicted and sentenced to death along with her husband for the murders of five transients as part of a livestock swindle at their farm in the 1980s. A federal court commuted her sentence to life in prison in 1999.

Phil Goldman, 39, a Silicon Valley engineer who co-founded WebTV, died Friday in Los Altos Hills, Calif.

Over the course of his career, Goldman worked on the cusp of technology and consumer electronics at firms such as Apple Computer and Microsoft Corp. The cause of his death may take several weeks to determine, the coroner's office said.

In 1995, along with former Apple colleagues Steve Perlman and Bruce Leak, Goldman co-founded WebTV Networks, which allowed users to surf the Internet from their televisions.

Earl Hindman, 61, an actor best known for playing a neighbor whose face was forever obscured by a fence on the television series Home Improvement, died Monday of lung cancer in Stamford, Conn.

As Wilson, the neighbor of Tim Allen's character on the long-running sitcom, Hindman dispensed folksy advice from behind a white picket fence, with only his eyes and forehead visible to audiences.

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