PASSINGS: Timothy White, Christopher Cazenove, Bishop Abel Muzorewa, Peter Ramsbotham
Timothy White, who fled kidnapper Kenneth Parnell, dies at 35; Christopher Cazenove, actor in 'Dynasty,' dies at 64; Bishop Abel Muzorewa, Zimbabwean legislator, dies at 85; Peter Ramsbotham, U.S. envoy in 1970s, dies at 90
Bishop Abel Muzorewa served in Zimbabwe's first Parliament. (AFP/Getty Images / April 24, 1979)
Survivor of kidnapping
Timothy White, 35, the youngest victim and last survivor of a notorious California kidnapping saga whose rescue offered hope to parents of missing children, died April 1 of an apparent pulmonary embolism, said his stepfather, Roger Gitlin.
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Timothy White obituary: An obituary in Saturday's LATExtra section on Timothy White, who survived a kidnapping when he was child, said he worked as a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy in Newhall. He was assigned to the Pitchess Detention Center's East Facility in Castaic. —
White was buried Thursday in Newhall, where he had worked as a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy. He lived in the Kern County community of Pine Mountain with his wife and two children.
Timothy White was a 5-year-old kindergartner walking home from school in 1980 when he was kidnapped in Ukiah by child molester Kenneth Parnell. Two weeks later, fellow victim Steven Stayner, 14, fled with the boy, known as Timmy, and hitchhiked 40 miles from Parnell's cabin in Manchester on the Mendocino coast to safety in Ukiah.
The dramatic story was told in the 1989 television movie, "I Know My First Name Is Steven."
Parnell died in prison in 2008. Stayner, who was held captive by Parnell for seven years, died in a 1989 motorcycle crash at the age of 24.
Actor in TV's 'Dynasty'
Christopher Cazenove, 64, a British actor who played Ben Carrington in the prime-time TV soap opera "Dynasty," died Wednesday of septicemia at St. Thomas' hospital in London, his family said.
Cazenove appeared in 36 episodes of "Dynasty" in 1986-87. He portrayed the black sheep brother of Blake Carrington, played by John Forsythe, who died April 1. Cazenove also appeared as Charlie Tyrrell in the 1976 British miniseries "The Duchess of Duke Street."
His film roles included "Eye of the Needle" (1981), "Three Men and a Little Lady" (1990) and "A Knight's Tale" (2001).
Cazenove was born Dec. 17, 1945, in Winchester, England, into a family of bankers. He studied acting at the Old Vic Theatre School in Bristol, England.
He married actress Angharad Rees in 1973, and they divorced after 21 years of marriage. The older of their two sons, Linford, was killed in a car wreck at the age of 25.
Bishop Abel Muzorewa
Bishop Abel Muzorewa, 85, the first black prime minister of an interim white-dominated government before Zimbabwe's independence, died Thursday at his Harare home, his family said. No cause was given.