Harry Kondoleon, a playwright and novelist who wrote of the sufferings associated with AIDS, died of the disease Wednesday. He was 39.
Kondoleon’s novels include “The Whore of Tjampuan” and “Diary of a Lost Boy,” which chronicled the decline of a gay man with AIDS for whom death became an obsession.
His other works include a collection of plays, titled “Self-Torture and Strenuous Exercise,” and a collection of poems, “The Death of Understanding.”
Kondoleon won the Obie Award for most promising playwright in 1983, and another Obie last year.
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Ty Smith, fashion model and fundraiser for underprivileged children, died Feb. 9 in South Miami Beach, Fla, of cancer. He was 38.
He was featured in numerous ad campaigns, including for Ralph Lauren. He was photographed by photographers Fancesco Scavullo and Barbieri and was often featured in Italian Vogue and Gentleman’s Quarterly.
Smith helped organize “The Night of 100 Trees,” a Christmas benefit for underprivileged children around the world.
Survivors include his parents, a sister and his son.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation in care of Chen Sam, 506 East 74th St. Suite 3E, New York, N.Y., 10021.
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PARIS (Reuters) — Algerian playwright and actor Abdelkader Alloula, 55, died in a Paris hospital Monday after being shot by gunmen in Algeria March 10, the official Algerian news agency APS said.
APS said Alloula died in the Val de Grace hospital, where he was flown in a coma after being shot by unidentified gunmen in the western Algerian town of Oran.
Alloula is the latest writer to die in the violence, in which intellectuals have become favorite targets. State TV reporter Hassan Benouda died March 12 after being shot near an Algiers mosque.
The violence began after the authorities in January 1992 scrapped a general election that the fundamentalist Islamic Salvation Front party was poised to win.