Death – Obituary WATCH: Bahamian-American actor, film director, & ambassador Sidney Poitier, who

Death – Obituary –

WATCH: Bahamian-American actor, film director, & ambassador Sidney Poitier, who passed away last week, describes, in a moving anecdote, how one Jewish man changed his life forever and made his dreams of becoming an actor a reality. May Sidney’s memory be a blessing. 🕯️ https://t.co/qsClVFJTXY

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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.