BOUDLEAUX BRYANT, 67, who with his wife wrote the early rock hit "Bye Bye Love" and the bluegrass standard "Rocky Top," died of cancer June 25 at a hospital in Knoxville, Tenn.
He and his wife Felice wrote more than 1,500 songs, including "Wake Up Little Susie," "All I Have To Do Is Dream," "Raining in My Heart," "Love Hurts," "Devoted to You" and "Come Live With Me."
They wrote 12 hit songs for the Everly Brothers. Others who recorded their work included the Grateful Dead, the Carter Family, Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, Simon and Garfunkel, Sarah Vaughan, Buddy Holly and Ray Charles.
SIR BILLY SNEDDEN, 60, a former leader of the Australian Liberal Party, a cabinet minister and speaker of the House, was found dead June 27 in a hotel room in Sydney. Authorities said the cause of death was not yet known.
He entered the federal House of Representatives in 1955. He was leader of the House from 1966 to 1970, and minister of labor from 1969 to 1971. He then served as treasurer for a year until the Liberals' 1972 defeat by the Labor Party. He was Liberal Party leader in opposition for three years until 1975 when he was succeeded by Malcolm Fraser. He then served as speaker of the House for seven years until retiring in 1983.
ALTHEA FLYNT, 33, the fourth wife of paraplegic Hustler publisher Larry Flynt, was found dead June 27 in a bathtub in the couple's home in Hollywood Hills, Calif. Authorities said the cause of death had not been determined.
Mrs. Flynt was a 17-year-old go-go dancer when she and Flynt met at a nightspot he owned. They married in 1976. Two years later, after her husband was shot during a recess in a trial on obscenity charges, she took command of Hustler magazine, which publishes sexually explicit photographs, and its sister publication Chic.