Death – Obituary December 25, 2016 George Michael, one of the biggest pop stars from the 80s & 9

Death – Obituary –

December 25, 2016

George Michael, one of the biggest pop stars from the 80s & 90s, passed away.

During his career he had 23 Top 40 hits, including 9 #1 singles. He sold over 115 million records, making him one of the best selling artists of all time.

RIP George. https://t.co/Uydelh045A

Source by The Rock Experience with Mike Brunn

What Is An Obituary

In national newspapers an obituary (obit for short) is a news article that reports the recent death of a prominent person. Although it tends to focus on positive aspects of the subject’s life this is not always the case. According to Nigel Farndale, the Obituaries Editor of The Times: “Obits should be life affirming rather than gloomy, but they should also be opinionated, leaving the reader with a strong sense of whether the subject lived a good life or bad; whether they were right or wrong in the handling of their public affairs.”

In local newspapers, an obituary may be published for any local resident upon death. A necrology is a register or list of records of the deaths of people related to a particular organization, group or field, which may only contain the sparsest details, or small obituaries. Historical necrologies can be important sources of information.