Other Notable Deaths


March 31, 2007

HANS HEDBERG, 89 Artist worked with Chagall

Swedish artist Hans Hedberg, known for his outsized fruit and egg ceramic sculptures, and for having worked with Marc Chagall, died Tuesday of kidney illness in the French resort of Cannes, his wife said Thursday.

The artist was born near the small town of Ornskoldsvik, 330 miles north of Stockholm. He studied painting and ceramics in Denmark, Paris and Italy before settling in France in the 1950s.

His work has been displayed in museums, private and public collections around the world. Some of his famous sculptures are housed in the Hans Hedberg Museum near his birthplace.

AMELIA S. HAYGOOD, 87 Leader in digital recording

Amelia S. Haygood, whose passion for classical music propelled her to found the independent record label Delos in the 1970s and become a leader in digital recording, died March 19 at her home in Santa Monica, Calif., of breast cancer.

The Los Angeles-based label, once called Delos Records and now named Delos International, became the first independent classical label to issue its own CDs in the United States.

The company has recorded top artists, including baritone opera singer Dmitri Hvorostovsky and conductor Constantine Orbelian.

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