Other Notable Deaths

OTHER NOTABLE DEATHS

July 12, 2008

JANWILLEM VAN DE WETERING, 77

Detective series author

Janwillem van de Wetering, a Dutch-born author who penned a popular detective series set in his home country, died July 4 of complications from cancer in Surry, Maine.

Born in Rotterdam, Netherlands, Mr. Van de Wetering moved to Maine in 1975 and enjoyed Zen Buddhism, motorcycles and jazz.

He lived in a number of countries, including Japan, where he joined a Zen monastery, which he wrote about in The Empty Mirror: Experiences in a Japanese Zen Monastery.

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