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- October 10, 2005
- Vol. 64
- No. 15
A Helicopter Crash Kills Michael Wittenberg, the Investment Adviser Who Nine Years Ago Convinced Actress Bernadette Peters to Finally Marry
On Sept. 26, Peters lost her husband when he was killed in a helicopter crash in Montenegro in southeastern Europe. Wittenberg, 42, an investment adviser, was on a business trip and was one of four people to die in the crash, which may have been caused by the rotor blade striking a power line. The couple's 14-year age difference had been bridged by a mutual passion for animals, theater and each other. "He made me feel safe," Peters, 57, once said, "and I did that for him."
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