Other Notable Deaths

OTHER NOTABLE DEATHS

January 03, 2009

DONALD WESTLAKE, 75

Mystery writer

Donald Westlake, a prolific author considered one of the most successful and versatile mystery writers in the United States, died on New Year's Eve after suffering an apparent heart attack while vacationing in Mexico, his wife, Abigail, told The New York Times. In a lengthy career that spanned a half-century, Mr. Westlake won three Edgar Awards, an Academy Award nomination for his screenplay The Grifters and the title of Grand Master from the Mystery Writers of America in 1993.

BERNIE HAMILTON, 80

Actor

Bernie Hamilton, the actor who played the no-nonsense police captain on the 1970s TV series Starsky and Hutch, died Tuesday of heart disesae at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, said his son, Raoul Hamilton.

Mr. Hamilton appeared in more than 20 films, including The Young One, The Devil at 4 O'Clock, Synanon, The Swimmer, Walk the Walk and The Organization.

Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.