Milestones May 6, 2002

RECOVERING. ROBERT ATKINS, 71, diet doctor and author of the controversial high-protein-, high-fat-, low-carb-promoting Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution; from cardiac arrest related to cardiomyopathy, a heart infection unrelated to diet; after a brief hospitalization; in New York City.

PLEADED GUILTY. ROBERT ILER, 17, who plays Tony Soprano's troublemaking son Anthony Jr., on HBO's The Sopranos; to petty larceny in the mugging, allegedly with three friends, of two 16-year-olds in Manhattan last July; in New York City. In a deal that nixed initial charges of second-degree robbery, a judge sentenced Iler to three years' probation.

DIED. LISA (Left Eye) LOPES, 30,...

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