We have learned that Peter was fine throughout the flight from Bombay to London, but in Heathrow suffered a small stroke. He was then taken to the hospital, where he suffered a second, massive, stroke and died soon after. --Pat Keating
Lise Ladefoged has asked that that flowers not be sent to the family, but instead donations go to the Endangered Language Fund.
A memorial service for Peter was held at UCLA on Saturday, Feb. 4, at 2 pm, in the Herb Morris room in Royce Hall (Royce 314). It was sponsored by the Ladefoged family and the Linguistics Department. Attendance was high, packing both Royce 314 and the adjacent Royce 306, where closed-circuit television was installed.
The speakers, in order, were Tim Stowell, Thegn Ladefoged, Katie Bottom, Shirley Forshee, John Ohala, Ian Maddieson, Louis Goldstein, Sandy Disner, Dani Byrd, Bruce Hayes, Sun-Ah Jun, and Pat Keating.
A page recording some of the content of the service is located here.
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