Good Morning America veterinarian Stephen Kritsick, 42, who regularly dispensed on-air pet care advice from 1986 to 1993 (PEOPLE, Jan. 10), died of AIDS-related lymphoma on Jan. 16 at his parents’ home in Lexington, Mass. On Oct. 29, a gaunt-looking Kritsick had announced on GMA that he was gay and sick with the disease. His last TV appearance was on Dec. 24….
Composer and singer Harry Nilsson, 52, best known for “Everybody’s Talkin’,” his Grammy Award-winning theme for 1969’s Midnight Cowboy, died of a heart attack at his Agoura Hills, Calif., home on Jan. 15. Nilsson also had suffered a heart attack in 1993.
Ex-Rolling Stone bass guitarist Bill Wyman, 57, and his third wife, Suzanne Accosta, 34, an American model, are expecting their first baby this summer. Wyman has a son, Stephen, 31, from his first marriage.
Tennis champ Boris I Becker. 26, and his wife, model-actress Barbara Feltus, 27, greeted their first child, a boy, who has yet to be named (7 lbs., 12 ozs.), on Jan. 18 in Munich. The couple, who had been dating for two years, married last month.
William Kennedy Smith, 33, was hit by a lawsuit on Jan. 11 from Henry Cochran. 26, the North Arlington, Va., bouncer whom Smith pleaded no contest to striking during a dispute outside a pub on Oct. 23. The civil suit, filed in Arlington County Circuit Court, asks Smith to pay 8450,000 to compensate for Cochran’s emotional anguish, medical expenses and lost wages….
Oscar-winning actor Maximilian Schell, 63, was named in a sexual-harassment lawsuit filed in L.A. Superior Court by Diana Botsford, 32, a former movie executive. Seeking unspecified damages, Botsford charged that Schell fondled her, asked her to bathe with him and made lewd remarks about her body during the time he directed and starred in her company’s production of Candles in the Dark for cable’s Family Channel in 1993. Schell’s rep says the actor has not yet seen the court papers and so has no comment. A court hearing has not yet been scheduled.
Actress Elizabeth Taylor, 61, was released from a Santa Monica hospital on Jan. 17 after tests and treatment for a chronic hip ailment. Taylor aggravated her condition when she slipped in the snow near her home in Gstaad, Switzerland….
Queen Elizabeth. 67, fell off her favorite horse, Cossack, and fractured her left wrist in Sandringham, England, on Jan. 15. Her arm is expected to be in a cast for six to eight weeks.
In memory of President Clinton’s mother, Barbra Streisand. 51, donated $200,000 on Jan. 13 to create the Virginia Clinton Kelley Breast Cancer Research and Education Fund at a Little Rock cancer center. Kelley, 70, who died from the disease on Jan. 6, spent her last weekend attending the singer’s two New Year’s concerts in Las Vegas.