I looked at a news that CNN posted in September 2012, about the death of Arthur Ochs Sulzberger. He was the person who transformed the New York Times into one of the most important newspapers in the world.
I notice the way this story was reported is different from other types of stories.
First of all, the sources the writes used are important people for society like celebrities and political figures. Instead of family members or relatives.
Second of all, the story is always telling the important things this person did during his life. The writer does not focus on his death, but instead he focuses on what he did while he was alive.
Finally, the lead refers to the the most important thing this person did during his career and the age when he died.
It is impressive to notice all these details when analyzing an obituary news.