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April 07, 1987|Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press

Frank Sinatra, Johnny Carson and Jerry Lewis were among mourners at a private Westwood funeral Sunday for jazz drummer Buddy Rich. Carson said Rich "was not afraid of dying, he was afraid of living without his drums." Mel Torme, a close friend of Rich since childhood, said the drummer was "a true genius." Rich died at UCLA Medical Center Thursday at age 69 after suffering a seizure.

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