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  • Dugald Stermer dies at 74; artist updated 1984 Olympic medals

    Dugald Stermer dies at 74; artist updated 1984 Olympic medals
    As the art director of the influential counterculture magazine Ramparts, artist Dugald Stermer had already left an imprint on popular culture when he was asked to update the design of the Olympic medals for the 1984 Games in Los Angeles.
  • PASSINGS: Sidney W. Benson

    Sidney W. Benson Former USC chemistry professor Sidney W. Benson, 93, a chemistry professor who was scientific co-director of USC's Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute, died Dec. 30 at his home in Brentwood of complications from a stroke, the...

    PASSINGS: Fred Milano, William Polk Carey, Mike Colalillo

    PASSINGS: Fred Milano, William Polk Carey, Mike Colalillo
    Fred Milano Doo-wop singer with Dion and the Belmonts Fred Milano, 72, a singer who made rock 'n' roll history on doo-wop hits with Dion and the Belmonts in the 1950s, died Sunday, three weeks after his lung cancer was diagnosed, said Warren Gradus, who...

    Eiko Ishioka dies at 73; graphic designer and art director

    Eiko Ishioka dies at 73; graphic designer and art director
    As Japan's preeminent graphic designer and art director in the 1970s and early '80s, Eiko Ishioka helped build her reputation by heading media campaigns for Parco, a major boutique shopping complex chain. But instead of focusing on fashion or other...

    Wislawa Szymborska dies at 88; Nobel-winning Polish poet

    Wislawa Szymborska dies at 88; Nobel-winning Polish poet
    During a five-decade career, Polish poet Wislawa Szymborska had so rarely appeared in public that a newspaper dubbed her the "Greta Garbo of poetry" after the notoriously private actress. But in 1996, Poland's most reticent literary icon was forced to...