Death of the Person You Are Writing About
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- What were the circumstances in which her life was taken? Was it an accident or a medical problem? Was it expected or unexpected?
- When did it happen? How old was she? What was she doing at that point in her life?
- Where did she die? Who was there when it happened? How did everyone react? Were medical personnel called to the scene?
- Did she have a spouse or children that she left behind? How did they take the news? How did they cope with such a tragedy?
- Was there a ceremony held for her? Where was it? Was it open to everyone who knew her or just for close family and friends?
- What type of ceremony was it? Was it religious? Was it a way to say good-bye? Was the casket or urn present? Were there flowers?
- Did someone say a eulogy? Who was it? A family member, friend, or religious leader? What did they say about her?
- Was there a gathering of family and friends after the ceremony? Where? Who attended? What happened?
- Did she leave a will or trust for family or friends? Was this important for supporting surviving family members? What was given to whom? Was the will contested?
- What was done with her remains? Was she buried or cremated? Where? If she was cremated, what was done with the ashes? Were they kept by a family member, buried in the ground or strewn into the sea?
- What effect did her death have on family and friends?