Other Notable Deaths


July 17, 2006

Win Rockefeller, 57, the unassuming billionaire who served as Arkansas lieutenant governor and abandoned a race last year for governor -- a post once held by his father -- died yesterday in Little Rock after unsuccessful treatments for a blood disorder, his office said.

Bone marrow transplants Oct. 7 and March 29 at Seattle's Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center failed to cure an unclassified myeloproliferative disorder. He returned to Arkansas on July 8 and immediately entered a hospital. The next day, Mr. Rockefeller notified Gov. Mike Huckabee that he could not continue his duties.

Mr. Rockefeller, the great-grandson of Standard Oil founder John D. Rockefeller, ranked No. 283 on the Forbes magazine list of the nation's wealthiest people in 2005, with a fortune the magazine estimated at $1.2 billion. As lieutenant governor, a part-time job, he donated his $34,673 state salary to charity.

He was the only child of former Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller and Barbara "Bobo" Sears. An uncle was former Vice President Nelson A. Rockefeller.

The Rev. Joseph Boone, 83, a civil rights leader, died of complications from diabetes Saturday in Atlanta.

Mr. Boone was inducted into the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site in January. He was appointed by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. as chief negotiator for Operation Breadbasket, the economic development arm of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

With a network of SCLC branches in over 30 cities across the country, he was responsible for coordinating the efforts of more than 200 ministers.

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