Dr. Richard Payne Dies at 67

Richard Payne, the Esther Colliflower Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Divinity, died Jan. 3 at age 67. He was an internationally known expert in the areas of pain relief, palliative care, oncology, and neurology.

Dr. Payne retired from Duke Divinity School in 2017, where he served as a faculty member for the Theology, Medicine, and Culture initiative, an expansion from the Duke Institute on Care at the End of Life, which he helped to launch and direct. He joined the faculty in 2004.

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