Curtis L. Sykes
Lawyer, 43

Curtis L. Sykes, a lawyer with the firm of Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft, died on Wednesday at St. Vincent's Hospital. Mr. Sykes, who lived in Manhattan, was 43. The cause was AIDS, said his companion, Richard Daniels.

Mr. Sykes had been an associate with Cadwalader Wickersham for five years. He graduated from the University of Kansas and received a law degree from Columbia University in 1988. Before studying law, Mr. Sykes was a professional dancer with the Solaris Dance Theater and the Kansas City Ballet.

In addition to Mr. Daniels, Mr. Sykes is survived by his parents, James and Rowena Sykes of Kansas City.

(Columbia University Record, )

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