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Death of the Person You Are Writing About

Below is a list of Writing Ideas to help you with your biography. See our instructions if you need help printing these Writing Ideas or finding Writing Ideas related to other Topics.

  1. What were the circumstances in which her life was taken? Was it an accident or a medical problem? Was it expected or unexpected?

  2. When did it happen? How old was she? What was she doing at that point in her life?

  3. Where did she die? Who was there when it happened? How did everyone react? Were medical personnel called to the scene?

  4. 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?

  5. 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?

  6. 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?

  7. Did someone say a eulogy? Who was it? A family member, friend, or religious leader? What did they say about her?

  8. Was there a gathering of family and friends after the ceremony? Where? Who attended? What happened?

  9. 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?

  10. 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?

  11. What effect did her death have on family and friends?

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