Cherica Adams, 24, the girlfriend of Carolina Panthers football player Rae Carruth, Tuesday, in Charlotte, N.C., of wounds suffered in a Nov. 16 drive-by shooting that led to Carruth's arrest. Carruth now faces a first-degree murder rap . . . Artist Paul Cadmus, 94, whose virtuosic figurative style ranged from the satiric to the sensual to sometimes a combination of both (his 1934 "The Fleet's In" outraged Navy officials), Sunday, at his home in Weston, Conn. . . . Legendary -- and tenacious -- show-biz attorney Milton "Mickey" Rudin, 79, whose clients included the Jackson Five, Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, Desilu and Warner Bros., of pneumonia, Monday, in Beverly Hills.