DIED For three decades, Nelly Sindayen, 59, was TIME's irreplaceable stringer in the Philippines, guiding the magazine's correspondents through the fluid, often dangerous politics of her tumultuous homeland. Sindayen's reporting enriched TIME's coverage of an era of great heroes and villains, from the fall of the Marcos dynasty to the rise of Corazon Aquino and the democracy's struggle to survive coup attempt after coup attempt.
• "I'm gay," Jack Wrangler, 62, an iconic '70s porn star who nonetheless appeared in films with men and women, would insist. His crossover work was less of an enigma than his marriage to female singer Margaret Whiting in 1994.
• Alto saxophone player Bud Shank, 82, was a key member of the West Coast jazz scene and a versatile musician, recording songs in the 1960s with Brazilian guitarist Laurindo Almeida as well as the Mamas and the Papas.
• Creator and co-host of CNN's now canceled debate show Crossfire, Tom Braden, 92, pioneered the liberal-vs.-conservative format. His 1975 best seller, Eight Is Enough, became a television show.
CONVICTED Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori, 70, was found guilty April 7 of murder and kidnapping, charges stemming from his creation of a military death squad during his 10-year rule.
PHOTOGRAPHED On April 5, the press was allowed to cover the return of slain U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant Phillip Myers, 30, after an 18-year photo ban ended in February.