Just a Thought: Obituaries

by Jordy Greenblatt

I just read the obituary of Sumner Redstone in the New York Times. While I’ve never written an obituary, I’m pretty sure you’re supposed to mention the fact that the person died in the headline… or at least somewhere in the first paragraph.
The photo caption and the third paragraph visible enough for the key piece of information, without which an obituary is basically just a creepy excerpt from the diary of a stalker.