Milestones: Feb. 8, 1982

SEEKING DIVORCE. Ed Asner, 52, TV's top editor, Lou Grant; and Nancy Asner, 45, former talent agent; after 23 years of marriage, three children; in Los Angeles.

DIED. Palden Thondup Namgyal, 58, former King of Sikkim, who defied tradition and married an American debutante, Hope Cooke, in 1963; of complications following cancer surgery; in New York City. Known for his efforts to modernize the tiny Himalayan kingdom, he lost his power in a 1973 coup and was formally deposed in 1975. He and his wife, who had returned to the U.S. with their two...

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