"By writing or reading obituaries, we can discover ways to make our time on earth more worthwhile, more productive, more meaningful to others."
Alana Baranick, "Life on the Death Beat"

"'I always read the obituaries in The Times,' I explained to her. 'They make me bloody glad to be alive.'"
John Mortimer, "Rumpole's Return"

Mitchell Jason

Actor -- via Variety.

Craig Hill

Actor -- via the Hollywood Reporter.

Alistair MacLeod

Novelist and short-story writer -- via the National Post.

Sanford Jay Frank

TV comedy writer and producer -- via the L.A. Times.

Win Tin

Journalist, activist, and political prisoner -- via the irrawaddy.org.