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Vitas Gerulaitis, 40, a free spirit who was once one of the top tennis players in the world but undermined his career by using drugs, found dead in Southampton, N.Y., last Sunday.

Jule Styne, 88, who composed more than 1,500 songs including many for Broadway musicals such as "Gypsy" and "Funny Girl," Tuesday in New York.

Leonard Feather, 80, a composer and producer who also gained wide recognition as a jazz critic, Thursday in Los Angeles.

Iris Adrian, 82, character actress who played brassy blondes and worked with the Marx Brothers and Laurel and Hardy, Sept. 17 in Hollywood. She had been in failing health since last January's Northridge, Calif., earthquake, when the shaking caused her to fall down a flight of stairs.

Hazel Umtuch Olney, 68, a Yakama Indian Nation councilwoman credited with persuading tribal elders and traditionalists to accept the idea of a museum and cultural center, in Yakima, Wash., Sept. 15 of a heart attack.

Jack Dodson, 63, who played officious egghead Howard Sprague on "The Andy Griffith Show" and "Mayberry R.F.D.," in Los Angeles Sept. 16 after a yearlong illness.

Richard J. Herrnstein, 64, a Harvard psychology professor with controversial theories on everything from IQ tests to criminal behavior, Tuesday in Belmont, Mass., of lung cancer.

Susana Soler Black, 60, an artist whose paintings were featured on UNICEF posters and in galleries worldwide, Sept. 14 in San Antonio, Texas, of breast cancer.

Arthur B. Krim, 84, former chairman of Orion Pictures Corp. and an influential adviser to three presidents, in New York Wednesday.

Catherine "Katy" Rodolph Wyatt, 63, a former national-champion skier who broke her neck in a fall days before the 1956 Olympics, Sept. 16 in Las Vegas, Nev., of complications from a rare blood disease.

Dolly Haas, 84, a German movie star who later played leading roles on and off Broadway, in New York Sept.16 of cancer.

Richard A. Heyman, 59, former mayor of Key West, Fla., and one of the nation's first openly gay politicians, Sept. 16 in Key West of AIDS complications.

Published Clarification Date: 09/27/94 - In This Passages Column, It Was Reported That Tennis Player Vitas Gerulaitis, Who Had Undermined His Career By Using Drugs, Was Found Dead Sept. 18. Authorities In Southampton, N.Y., Said Gerulaitis Died Of Carbon- Monoxide Poisoning Caused By Fumes From A Faulty Propane Heater In A Friend's Cottage. Police Said There Were No Signs Of Drugs Or Crime.

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