People.com Celebrity DIED: By People Staff Published on December 26, 1997 12:00 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Jean MacArthur, 101, the wife of the late Gen. Douglas MacArthur (who died in 1964), at whose side she stood in war and peace, passed away Saturday in Manhattan . . . Influential culinary figure Craig Claiborne, 79, who for years wrote on food for The New York Times, died Saturday in New York. No cause of death was given . . . One of Japan’s oldest and best-known twins, Kin Narita, 107, died of heart failure on Sunday in Tokyo. She had remained active until the end and is survived by her twin sister, Gin Kanie.