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Obituary Analysis

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BBC News wrote an obituary for the famous British actor Robert Griffiths.

Many of the sources in the story are people that personally knew Griffiths and worked with him. For example, the reporter was able to receive statements from Daniel Radcliffe a co-star of Robert Griffiths in the Harry Potter series as well as his agent Simon Beresford.

The lead of obituary in the BBC News article says, "Actor Richard Griffiths, who starred in the Harry Potter films and Withnail and I, has died at the age of 65 after complications following heart surgery." This lead perfectly fits the formula of writing an obituary because it says the name of the person, how they are memorable, how old he was, and how he died.

The obituary written by BBC News seems to closely resemble a resume, but it seems more personal when they are highlighting Griffiths' accomplishments and achievements during his lifetime. By using quotes from people that knew him it immediately makes the story more personable and conversational, rather than listening his achievements.

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