The obituary I will se for this blog analysis is from The New York Times.
The obituary I will use is writting about legendary rock 'n' roll photographer Jim Marshall. Marshall died on Wednesday after being found unconscious in his room and being declared dead on the scene.
The obituary lead followed the traditional format. It began with his name, described his career and importance as a rock 'n' roll photographer, the circumstances of his death, and gave his age.
The lead worked as the description of Marshall explained the necessity of the obituary, and only explained that he was found in a hotel room as the reason for death has yet to be confirmed.
The obituary continues with the claim to fame section and the chronology, further sticking to the traditional obituary model. The accomplishments and descriptions of his life are speckled with anecdotes and quotes, making it different from a resume.
Sources used included friends Gail Buckman and Annie Leibovitz, along with excerpts from books and interviews quoting Marshall.