Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Deaths Elsewhere

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Deaths Elsewhere

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Richard Adams * The British author, whose 1972 book "Watership Down" became a classic of children's literature, has died, according to his daughter. He was 96.

Juliet Johnson said Mr. Adams died in Oxfordshire, England, on Saturday (Dec. 24, 2016).

"He died of what used to be called old age," she said, adding that her father also suffered from a blood disorder.

Mr. Adams' lyrical and poignant novel about the plight of rabbits whose home was under threat became an astonishing success. Popular with both children and adults, it has sold millions of copies and was made into a movie, with a remake scheduled for next year.

Vera Rubin * The pioneering astronomer, who helped find powerful evidence of dark matter, has died.

She was 88.

Her son, Allan Rubin, said his mother died Sunday (Dec. 25, 2016) night in Princeton, N. …

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