Passages

updated 07/26/2004 at 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 07/26/2004 01:00AM

BIRTHS
The Daily Show host Jon Stewart, 41, and his wife, Tracey, 36, welcomed their first child, son Nathan Thomas, July 3 in New York City.

RECUPERATING

David Bowie is resting at his Manhattan apartment after undergoing emergency heart surgery June 26 in Germany. After his show in Scheesel, Germany, Bowie, 57, sought treatment for what seemed to be a pinched nerve in his shoulder, but doctors discovered that he needed an angioplasty to clear an acutely blocked artery....

British movie producer Matthew Vaughn {Snatch), 33, the husband of model Claudia Schiffer, badly burned his arm after being struck by a motorcycle July 6 in London. Vaughn was thrown into the air before landing next to the bike's exhaust pipe, says a rep, who added, "He was lucky not to have broken anything."

AILING
Former child actor Jack Wild, 51, who won an Academy Award nomination for playing the Artful Dodger in 1968's Oliver!, will have his tongue and voice box removed this month. Wild, a former heavy smoker and drinker, has been battling tongue cancer for several years.

UPDATE

R&B singer Bobby Brown turned himself in to authorities in Fulton County, Ga., July 11, less than four hours before a court-imposed deadline. Brown, 37, was released after posting $2,000 bond on charges that he hit his wife, Whitney Houston, in the face at their home last December (PEOPLE, Jan. 19,2004). An attorney for Brown said that the celebrity couple "are doing very well despite all the negative publicity." ...

On July 8, an L.A. judge ordered Velvet Revolver lead singer Scott Weiland, 36, to complete a six-month drug program after he pleaded no contest to a charge of DUI. The former Stone Temple Pilots frontman was arrested last October after crashing his BMW into a parked car in Hollywood (PEOPLE, Nov. 17,2003).

DEATH

Jeff Smith, 65, a minister who became TV's popular Frugal Gourmet on PBS from 1983 to 1997, died of heart disease July 7 in Seattle. Smith retired after several men alleged that they had been sexually abused by Smith as children. The chef denied the charges and was never charged with a crime....

Singer-songwriter Syreeta Wright, 57, the ex-wife of Stevie Wonder who was best known for her duet with Billy Preston on "With You I'm Born Again," died of cancer in L.A. July 6....

Pioneering venture capitalist Laurance Rockefeller, 94, known for his avid support of environmental conservation, died of pulmonary fibrosis July 11 in New York City. Rockefeller was the middle of five grandchildren of John D. Rockefeller.

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