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s of a Dr. William Inge, 'Gloomy Dean' of Britain, Dies at 93 LONDON Dr. William R. Inge, 93, famed British churchman and former "Gloomy Dean" of Paul's Cathedral, died today. He had been ill for several weeks with bronchitis. His mind was alert to the end. Even as he reached 90, he forth with yet another of the predictions which gave him his nickname: "We are approaching another dark age." In 1944, during World War 11, 83 he said: "As a great industrial nation we shall not and cannot recover from this war." Dr. Inge once explained how got the title "Gloomy Dean." "I believe I had a reputation for gloom at one time," he said, "just because I tried to tell the truth as 1 saw it." He was dean of St. Paul's, the Church of England's greatest cathedrals and Sir Christopher "ren's architectural masterpiece, from 1911 to 1934.