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16.2.07

We Lost a Great One

Walter Sondheim

You may remember my mention of the Sondheim Prize, a $25,000 award given annually to a deserving artist from the Baltimore area, and my deep respect for its namesake, Walter Sondheim. Mr. Sondheim, 98 years young, was in a car accident earlier this week. He survived the accident and a day later was admitted to the hospital with a broken foot and soon developed pneumonia, passing away Thursday morning. The city of Baltimore has lost a great civic booster and a wonderfully kind and generous man.

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