I looked at a news obutary for Michael Gough in the New York Times.
This reporter used the BBC, Michael Gough's grandson, a review from a play Gough acted on years ago, and quotes from Gough in the past for sources. The reporter also noted several popular performances Gough gave in his 70 years of acting.
This obituary uses a standard obituary lead. This lead works because it explains what Gough was known for and says how old he was when he died in the second sentence. However, it does not say how Gough died. Granted, he was 94, a cause of death was not given.
This obituary is different than a resume because it gives some personal insights and information about Gough. It doesn't just lists his work; it mentions his family and trademarks he had. It also highlighted several aspects of his career.