Law and Order
On Jan. 25 in Cambridge, a Massachusetts judge sentenced Thomas Junta, 44, to 6 to 10 years in prison for involuntary manslaughter in the beating death of Michael Costin, 40, at their sons’ hockey practice in July 2000 (People, Jan. 28,2002).
Ocean’s Eleven star Andy Garcia, 45, and his wife, Marivi, 43, welcomed their first son, Andres Antonio Garcia-Lorido, on Jan. 28 in L.A. He joins sisters Dominik, 18, Daniella, 14, and Alessandra, 10….
Grammy-nominated R&B singer Tamia, 26, and her husband, Orlando Magic basketball star Grant Hill, 29, had their first child, a daughter, Myla Grace, on Jan. 23 in Orlando.
Marjan, the long-suffering lion whose plight in the Kabul Zoo attracted international attention, died in his cage on Jan. 26. Marjan, 23, was arthritic, had lost an eye in a grenade attack and was weakened by malnutrition….
Edith “Little Edie” Bouvier Beale, 84, the eccentric cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, whose bizarre life in a squalid East Hampton mansion was the subject of the 1975 cult documentary Grey Gardens, died on Jan. 12 from hardening of the arteries at her home in Bal Harbour, Fla….
Author Astrid Lindgren, 94, who in 1945 created Pippi Longstocking, the freckled heroine with red braids who has delighted generations of children in 80 languages, died at her Stockholm home on Jan. 28….
Longtime PEOPLE photographer Tony Costa, 58, whose shots of celebrities, newsmakers and animals graced the magazine’s pages since the late ’70s, including covers of Michael J. Fox, Richard Dreyfuss and Kate Jackson, died of a heart attack at his Miami home on Jan. 26.
On Jan. 23 in L.A., the wrongful-death suit brought against actress Rebecca Gayheart, 29, by the parents of Jorge Cruz Jr., a 9-year-old boy she killed after accidentally hitting him with her Jeep (PEOPLE, Aug. 27, 2001), was officially closed. Gayheart had reached a settlement with Jorge Cruz and Silvia Martinez, but details were not released.
On Jan. 29 the Nevada State Athletic Commission denied Mike Tyson, 35, a boxing license, thereby barring his April 6 fight in Las Vegas with heavyweight champ Lennox Lewis, 36. The panel considered Tyson’s violent background, citing the Jan. 22 brawl that he instigated at a New York City press conference.
R&B singers Kenny Lattimore and Chante Moore, both 34, were wed in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, on New Year’s Day. It’s the first marriage for Lattimore; the second for his bride, who is divorced from actor Kadeem Hardison.
The Dalai Lama, 66, was admitted to a hospital in Mumbai, India, on Jan. 27 with a bowel infection. A hospital panel concluded that contrary to several media reports, the spiritual leader is not suffering from a stomach tumor.
…On her way to appear on ABC’s The View on Jan. 29, veteran performer Carol Channing fell ill and was later taken to a New York City hospital. According to her rep, Channing, who turned 81 on Jan. 31, was suffering from a “particularly rough” viral strain and would remain hospitalized for one or two days.