Death – Obituary from a severe form of #ALS, which twisted up his body, almost completely disabli

Death – Obituary –

from a severe form of #ALS, which twisted up his body, almost completely disabling his body. So, he spent most of his life sharpening his mind and what a sharp mind it was. He passed away in March of 2018. Today would’ve been his 80th birthday. #HappyBirthdayStephenHawking!

Source by Amelia Wysocki

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.