Harold Burson, 98: A public relations giant who co-founded Burson-Marsteller and built it into one of the world’s largest PR firms, developing a reputation for deft crisis management, and advised Johnson & Johnson in the aftermath of the cyanide-laced-Tylenol murders in 1982, and two yea…
Sultan Qaboos, 80: An Arab leader who guided the Gulf sultanate of Oman out of the Middle Ages and into modernity, when, with the help of the British and Oman’s military, he overthrew his father, Said, in a bloodless palace coup in 1970. Died Friday, according to an obituary from the Diwan …
Harry Villegas, 81: A bodyguard and Che Guevara’s right-hand man best-known by his nom de guerre Pombo, was one of the last people to see Guevara alive in Bolivia in 1967. Died Dec. 29 in Havana from multiple organ failure.
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