Deaths Elsewhere

April 03, 2004

Chung Soon Duk,

whose bloody capture in 1963 marked the end of South Korea's prolonged battles against Communist guerrillas, died Thursday of a heart attack. She was 71.

Mrs. Chung, the wife of a peasant farmer, followed her husband into the Chiri Mountains in southwestern South Korea to become a Communist guerrilla shortly after the Korean War broke out in June 1950.

Mrs. Chung's life on the run ended when she was wounded in a gunbattle and lost her right leg. She was released in 1985 when she signed a statement disavowing her ideology.

Enrique Grau,

an acclaimed Colombian painter and sculptor known for his depictions of Indian and Afro-Colombian figures, died Thursday from pulmonary complications, the Culture Ministry said. He was 83.

Born in 1920, Mr. Grau studied at the Art Students League in New York. His works have been shown at New York's Guggenheim Museum and Paris' Museum of Modern Art.

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