This obituary on Natasha Richardson, done by the New York Times, uses a standard obituary lead.
The first source used is a spokesman for Liam Neeson, her husband, and also uses Richardson's most recent spokeswoman.
They also use quotes Richardson gave the New York Times in previous interviews.
The lead does work as a standard approach and gives a clear view of what happened.
The article is different from a resume because it deals with more personal information than just her job history and descibes her family and interests, as well as details about her life and accomplishments.