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June 17, 1999
A memorial service for theater director Ron Link will be held June 28 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Canon Theater, 205 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills. Link died June 7 of complications from a pulmonary embolism suffered during surgery. He was 54. Information on the service: (310) 859-8001.
February 11, 1988
John P. Hunt, 72, former press secretary to Los Angeles Mayor Sam Yorty and Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. William McKesson. Hunt entered government work from the old Mirror newspaper. After leaving Yorty in 1964, he became community relations director of the Greater Los Angeles Zoo, and wrote a book, "A World Full of Animals." In Panorama City on Saturday of an apparent pulmonary embolism.
May 14, 1994
Joe Holland, 32, actor and screenwriter who recently scripted, directed and starred in the film "Amberwaves." The son of Hollywood celebrity Joanna Carson and businessman Tim Holland, he attended Wesleyan University where he won the Frank Capra Award and a Warner Communications Award for his student film, "Delirious." Holland had acting roles in the films "Back to the Beach" and "Top Gun" and in episodes of the television series "Cheers" and "Jump Street."
May 30, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
A Newport Beach plastic surgeon is being investigated by the Osteopathic Medical Board of California after the death of a patient, authorities said Wednesday. Maryellen Fleury, 44, of Santa Ana died at her home Monday, three days after undergoing liposuction and breast augmentation procedures by Amy Bandy, a certified plastic surgeon who also has an office in Lawndale. Fleury died of bilateral pulmonary embolism--blood clots in the lungs--said Deputy Orange County Coroner Cullen Ellensburg.
July 10, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
MINNESOTA * Gov. Jesse Ventura was in stable condition after being hospitalized for treatment of a blood clot in his lung, his spokesman said. Spokesman John Wodele said Ventura, who will turn 51 Monday, was being treated with blood thinners at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale, a St. Paul suburb. Ventura, an independent who does not plant to seek reelection in the fall, was to spend the night in the hospital.
March 25, 1988
L. Michael Gray, 35, a gospel singer who appeared in Broadway musicals and performed with Stevie Wonder, Phoebe Snow and Billy Preston. Gray, whose real name was Michael L. Gray, was the singing voice for the cartoon character Fat Albert, said his sister, April Davis. He began singing gospel songs in Los Angeles church choirs as a boy and most recently was a choir member at West Angeles Church of God and Christ. He appeared on Broadway in "Your Arms Too Short to Box With God" and "The Wiz."
October 4, 2005 | Anne-Marie O'Connor, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Distinguished American writer Joan Didion has always seemed delicate, but now she looks frail. Her shoulders are thin and stooped as she speaks haltingly about the loss of her daughter a few weeks ago, as she was still grappling with the sudden death of her husband on Dec. 30, 2003. Her weight has dropped below 80 pounds, and her pants and pullover hang loosely from a 5-foot-1 frame that now seems perilously thin. She seems dwarfed by a living room filled with art and mementos. As she notes at the beginning of her new memoir, "The Year of Magical Thinking," which goes on sale today, "Life changes fast.
August 27, 1988 | Reuters
Long distance airline flights in economy class seats can be dangerous to health, says an article in the British medical journal The Lancet. "The hazards of such long trips are not appreciated by most travelers and airline companies make no effort to enlighten them," three doctors wrote in the journal, adding that flights of only three to four hours may also cause harm.
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