Raymond Dart, a pioneering anthropologist whose once-controversial discovery of a link between man and ape is now widely accepted, died Tuesday after a three-week illness. He was 95.

Dart died of a brain hemorrhage at a clinic near Johannesburg.Dart became widely known in 1925 when he publicized his claim that a skull found in South Africa's Cape Province came from an ape-like, pre-human form of man that he called Australopithecus.