Obituaries in brief
Friday 29 August 2008
The book 100 Things To Do Before You Die was a travel guide that spawned many imitators. Its co-author Dave Freeman died on 17 August at the age of 47 after falling and hitting his head at his home in Venice, California.
The 1999 book, written with Neil Teplica and subtitled "Travel Events You Just Can't Miss," recommended such activities as bull-running in Pamplona and making a voodoo pilgrimage to Haiti. Freeman, an advertising agency executive, was said by his family to have visited about half of the destinations he had recommended.
The former Brazilian foreign minister, who also built up one of the country's largest banks, died on 27 August aged 85.
Olavo Setubal was president of the now-defunct Banco Federal de Credit when it merged with Banco Itau, a little-known bank in Minas Gerais state with 31 branches. He transformed Itau into the second-largest private-sector bank in Brazil, with 2,800 branches.
Setubal also was mayor of Sao Paulo between 1975 and 1979 and was Brazil's foreign minister in 1985 and 1986, when he was involved in the creation of the Mercosur trade bloc.
a hall of Fame American footballer who became a leading figure in the sport's labour relations, Gene Upshaw died on 20 August of pancreatic cancer at the age of 63.
He spent 15 seasons as guard with the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders, twice winning the Super Bowl. In 1983 he became executive director of the players' association, and led them through the 1987 dispute that led to games featuring replacement players. He later pioneered a system of free agency and salary caps that left both players and team owners happy. It was his greatest legacy to the sport he graced.
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