George Hedges, a noted celebrity lawyer and archaeologist,has passed away. See: http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-me-george-hedges13-2009mar13,0,5044120.story
He certainly had an interesting life that almost sounded like a movie script.
In some ways, his work as an archaeologist seems like a throwback to the past when archaeology was dominated by passionate individuals wealthy enough to mount their own expeditions. In many ways, it is too bad that there are few individuals like George Hedges in archaeology of today.