New York Times reporter Bruce Weber wrote the obituary for one of the famous Harry Potter actors, Richard Griffiths.
The obituary of Richard Griffiths was cited many times by Griffiths' agent, the Associated Press, and even the BBC News. Furthermore, when the obituary progressed, the writer used sources from interviews or newspaper articles from the past. The writer included many quotes from past interviews and from people who have been apart of Griffiths' career including Daniel Radcliffe.
This obituary has the standard lead with significances in the middle, when and where died. The next sentence included that he was 65. The obituary progressed like a normal obit with the statement of his death, his "rise to fame," and his brief biography.
The news value for this obituary is that Griffiths was a big actor (more so in England than the USA). For any Harry Potter fan, we all knew him as the mean-spirited Uncle Vernon. Furthermore, he had a profound impact on British acting today. He is a big name in Britain and recognizable in the United States.
Obituary differ from resumes because obits are more story-like. Obituaries are also more biographical. The purpose is to shine a light on why this particular person is significant. Resumes are more for jobs. They highlight education, special skills, and so forth. They are more lists rather than story. The tone is more professional and you only have a limited space to write about yourself. This is for job and professionals usually don't care about a story from your past. Obituaries get to highlight stories from the past.