81, former Lebanese foreign minister and one-time ambassador to the United States, died Dec. 28 in Beirut. The cause of death was not reported.

Mr. Malik was foreign minister from 1956 to 1958. He headed Lebanon's embassy in Washington from 1945 to 1953 and was a lifelong believer in strong ties between his country and the United States. He had a close personal relationship with former President Richard Nixon.

In 1958-59 Mr. Malik was president of the United Nations General Assembly, and he chaired several U.N. committees and subcommittees.

He helped set up the "Lebanese Front," the leading grouping of Christian leaders, in the early years of the civil war that began in 1975. The front opposes Syria's role in Lebanon and advocates stronger ties with the West.


72, the chauffeur credited with saving the life of President Charles de Gaulle in an assassination attempt 25 years ago, died Dec. 27 at his home in Montelimar, France. The cause of death was not reported.

Mr. Marroux put his foot to the floorboard of the official black Citroen and drove the president and his wife safely through a hail of bullets in August 1962, when terrorists tried to kill de Gaulle in a two-car ambush. He received the medal of the Legion of Honor for his quick thinking. De Gaulle died in 1970 at the age of 80.


73, the writer and critic who was born of a decade-long romance between authors H.G. Wells and Rebecca West, died Dec. 27 while visiting his son in Stonington, Conn. The cause of death was not reported.

Mr. West wrote essays and criticism for The New Yorker magazine for more than 20 years and was a critic for The New Statesman in London. He also wrote several books, including a critical biography of D.H. Lawrence, published in 1948, and a 1984 biography of his father, "H.G. Wells: Aspects of a Life."

Mr. West's 1955 novel "Heritage" told the story of a son torn between two high-powered literary parents. Miss West threatened to sue any publisher who printed it in Britain, keeping it off the shelves until after her death in 1983 at age 90.

Miss West and Wells began their relationship in 1912 after she denounced the Victorian views he expressed in his novel "Marriage." Anthony Panther West was born Aug. 5, 1914, in Hunstanton, Norfolk, England.


84, an author and anti-Nazi activist who spent more than five years in concentration camps for criticizing Adolf Hitler, died Dec. 24 at his home in Falkenstein, north of Frankfurt. The cause of death was not reported.

After the war, Mr. Kogon wrote articles and made radio broadcasts in which he called on the Germans not to forget the horrors of the Nazi era and to work for a reformed Germany.


62, fashion editor of the International Herald Tribune since 1970, died of cancer Dec. 27 at hospital outside Paris.

Mrs. Dorsey was a contributor to the Herald Tribune before joining its staff to take on the fashion pages. She also had written for Vogue magazine in the United States and for The New York Times and other publications.