Milestones Mar. 13, 1995

RECOVERING. BILL BERRY, 36, drummer for the revered alterna-band R.E.M.; from surgery for two aneurysms. Berry collapsed during a concert in Lausanne, Switzerland. As a result, R.E.M.'s world tour is on hold.

DIED. ED FLANDERS, 60, actor; of a self-inflicted gunshot wound; in Denny, California. Flanders' career included a string of Emmy-winning roles, notably that of Dr. Donald Westphall, the sane, soulful center of the surreally frantic St. Eligius Hospital in the 1980s TV series St. Elsewhere.

DIED. BERNARD CORNFELD, 67, financier; from pneumonia; in London. Cornfeld rose from the driver's seat of a Brooklyn cab to the helm of a...

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