DIED. REGGIE MONTGOMERY, 54, stage actor who won critical praise for his performance in the 1986 play The Colored Museum (later televised on PBS) and was the first black clown to perform with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus; of undisclosed causes; in New York City.
DIED. CLAUDE BROWN, 64, author whose streetwise chronicle of growing up poor in Harlem, Manchild in the Promised Land, became a provocative civil rights-era best seller; of lung disease; in New York City. With its profanity and vivid descriptions of a childhood among pimps, drugs and gangs, Brown's 1965 book impressed critics and sold 4 million copies.
DIED. PRINCESS MARGARET, 71, high-spirited younger sister of Britain's Queen Elizabeth; after a series of strokes; in London (see story, page 63).
DIED. JEAN PATCHETT, 75, popular fashion model who was featured on more than 40 magazine covers, including Vogue, in the 1950s; of emphysema; in La Quinta, Calif. Irving Penn, who made Patchett famous with a moody 1949 photograph that showed her sitting in a cafe chewing on her pearls, called her an "American goddess in Paris couture."
DIED. ANNALEE FADIMAN, 85, convention-defying author and World War II correspondent for TIME; a suicide, after suffering from breast cancer and Parkinson's; in Captiva, Fla. A graduate of Stanford, Fadiman moved to China in 1941 without a journalism job but determined to report on the war raging there. The wife of the late writer and critic Clifton Fadiman, she co-wrote with Theodore H. White the 1946 best seller Thunder Out of China.
DIED. ARNOLD PFEFFER, 86, leader in the emerging field of neuropsychoanalysis--the study of links between psychotherapy and brain changes--who in his 70s founded the country's first center for its research at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute; in New York City.
DIED. MAX PERUTZ, 87, groundbreaking molecular biologist; in Cambridge, England. Perutz and colleague John Kendrew won the 1962 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for uncovering the structure of the organic molecule hemoglobin, a key to transporting oxygen and carbon dioxide through the body.
DIED. WILLIAM DILLARD, 87, who expanded his small clothing store into the country's third largest department-store chain, behind Federated and May; in Little Rock, Ark. With 340 stores in 30 states, Dillard's Inc. brought in sales of $8.7 billion last year. FORTUNE called the family-run chain a "quiet superstar."