11 Jan 2008
Sir Edmund Hillary, 1919-2008
Edmund Hillary, Mount Everest, Mountaineering, Obituaries
Edward J. Halliday, Sir Edmund Hillary, Auckland Museum, oil on canvas, 1955
Sir Edmund Hillary, conqueror of Mount Everest, (for whom the junior senator from New York was not named) has died at age 88. New Zealand plans a state funeral.
The Australian obituary & video.
AP story, slideshow, videos
Hat tip to Dominique Poirier.