Death – Obituary The legendary Sidney Poitier has reportedly passed away at 94. A true icon. He

Death – Obituary –

The legendary Sidney Poitier has reportedly passed away at 94. A true icon.

Here is a powerful interview from him back in 1968 – he was addressing how he was being treated by the press.

Rest in power. https://t.co/WtjmN2sU27

Source by Clay ‘Critical Thinking Theory’ Cane

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.