Week of 3/23 - Obituaries
I chose to look at the obituary of Steven Bach, who died at 70 from cancer and was known as a producer, biographer and memoirist. The sources used in the obituary of Steven Bach include his agent, Robert Lescher, Roger Ebert, an un-named United Artists executive and David Thompson.
It has the standard obituary lead, in that it lists his name in the first paragraph, folled by what he was known for, and then listing where and at what age he died. The second paragraph lists his accomplishments, and the following paragraphs list quotes and a short biography of his life. The lead works, in that it is the standard obituary lead which is very formulaic. The obit features quotes, even negative ones, like the quote from Roger Ebert.