Bill Carlson died earlier this month, but I think his death was notable for the community. The Star Tribune article written about Carlson followed the standard obituary lead.
"Longtime WCCO-TV anchor Bill Carlson died Friday night at his Eden Prairie home after a lengthy battle with prostate cancer. He was 73," the article said.
I think even for someone as significant as Carlson, this lead was the best because all of the necessary information is there.
The sources the article used were people. Fellow anchor, Don Shelby was interviewed as well as WCCO news director, Scott Libin. Other sources were Dark Star, Rob Grubb and J. Marie Fieger. All of these people seemed to know Carlson well. The article did list WCCO as a source at the very end for funeral information. I think this obituary is different than a resume about Carlson, because it was about all of noteworthy accomplishments in life. Had he still been living, one might have focused on recent events or not gone quite as in depth. Also, I don't think it would have been nearly as "quote heavy." People wanted to reflect on how they felt about Carlson. In a resume, we might have seen less than half the amount of quotes.