Milestones Feb. 8, 1999

AILING. LARRY FORTENSKY, 46, most recent ex-husband of Elizabeth Taylor; after falling down a flight of stairs in his home; in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. Fortensky was admitted to a local hospital in critical condition.

DIED. EAMON COLLINS, 45, former I.R.A. intelligence officer and author of the 1997 I.R.A. expose Killing Rage; after being savagely beaten; in Newry, Northern Ireland. Collins, who grew disgusted with the organization, wrote that its violent tactics "isolated us from the people with whom we have most in common."

DIED. CHARLES LUCKMAN, 89, entrepreneur and architect who designed Madison Square Garden and Florida's Kennedy Space Center;...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!