Indiana Secretary of Stat

Larry Conrad, 55, a former Indiana secretary of state who helped write the 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, died July 7 at a hospital in Lyons, France, after open-heart surgery. He suffered a ruptured aorta while attending a conference in France last month.

He was a legislative assistant to former Sen. Birch Bayh (D-Ind.) in the 1960s and was chief counsel to Senate Judiciary subcommittee on constitutional amendments from 1964 to 1969. It was then that he helped write the 25th Amendment, which deals with presidential succession and disability.

Mr. Conrad served as Indiana secretary of state from 1970 to 1978. He also had run unsuccessfully for governor in 1976 as a Democrat.


Virginia Journalist

Wip Robinson, 80, a journalist for 26 years at WSVA radio in Harrisonburg, Va., before retiring in 1980 after a stroke, died July 7 in Churchville, Va. The cause of death was not reported.

He served as the president of the Association of Professional Broadcasters in 1961 and as president of the organization's Virginia chapter in 1961 and 1962. He won the Sigma Delta Chi award in 1961 for broadcast journalism.

Mr. Robinson began his broadcast career at a radio station in Tuscola, Ill., in 1941 after receiving a master's degree in history from the University of Oklahoma.


Brazilian Singer

Cazuza, 32, a top pop singer in Brazil who emerged as a national symbol in the fight against AIDS, died July 7 at his parents' home in Rio de Janeiro. He had AIDS.

He began as a singer in small clubs. His career took off in 1984 when he joined the hard-rock band "Barao Vermelho," Portuguese for Red Baron. Cazuza left the band to record four albums on his own in a style that mixed bossa nova with 1960s British and American rock.

Critics said his music underwent a transformation after physicians confirmed he had AIDS in 1986. His songs gained a poetic quality, the lyrics focusing on his struggle to live.