Death – Obituary Heard today that @MarshallSella passed away. I was such a big fan of his, and pr

Death – Obituary –

Heard today that @MarshallSella passed away. I was such a big fan of his, and privileged to edit him for a couple of years at GQ. Editing Marshall took place mostly on the phone—to get a piece out of him usually meant a dozen or so very long calls just *talking* about the piece.

Source by Mark Byrne

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.