Milestones: Mar. 15, 1982

DIED. John Belushi, 33, brilliant, anarchic comedian and improviser on TV (Saturday Night Live) and in movies (Animal House); of undetermined causes; in Hollywood (see SHOW BUSINESS).

DIED. Philip K. Dick, 53, prolific, sometimes visionary science-fiction writer whose multilayered stories probed the discrepancies between illusion and reality; of a stroke; in Santa Ana, Calif. The characters in his 50 novels (Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said) were often ordinary people trapped in extraordinary circumstances whose distorted perceptions prevented them from realizing their own dilemmas. The task of the science-fiction writer, said Dick, "is creating multiverses, rather than a universe."

DIED. Clifford Case, 77,...

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