DIED: VLADIMIR (SPIDER) SABICH, 31, pro skiing star; from a gunshot wound; in Aspen, Colo. Sabich skied for the U.S. in the 1968 Olympics and was world pro champion in 1971-72. Singer Claudine Longet was released on bond after questioning.
DIED: JOE FULKS, 54, an NBA star with Philadelphia for eight years; in Eddyville, Ky.; of a gunshot wound, following an argument. Fulks led the Basketball Association of America in scoring in 1947, and in 1949 set a single-game pro scoring record of 63 points that stood for 10 years.
DIED: GEORGE POCOCK, 84, internationally recognized designer and builder of racing shells; in Seattle. Pocock shells, which used techniques he learned from his father and grandfather, have dominated intercollegiate rowing since the mid-'20s.