Deaths Elsewhere

Deaths Elsewhere

January 20, 2004

Kalevi Sorsa, 73, Finland's longest-serving prime minister, died Friday. The cause of death was not immediately disclosed.

He headed four coalition governments from 1972 to 1987 and led the Social Democrats, Finland's largest party, for 12 years. He was a lawmaker from 1970 to 1991, and a foreign minister in the early 1970s and in the late 1980s. After leaving Parliament, he moved onto the governing board of the Bank of Finland, from which he retired in 1996.

Philip Crosby, 69, son of legendary crooner Bing Crosby and an entertainer in his own right, died Jan. 13 of a heart attack at his home in Woodland Hills, Calif.

Mr. Crosby and his three brothers - all of whom are now dead - had mixed degrees of success after entering show business as young men. In the late 1950s, they teamed as the Crosby Boys, a nightclub act, and performed gigs in Las Vegas and elsewhere, including appearances on their father's television programs.

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