exordia

"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"

Sue Townsend

Novelist and playwright; best known for her Adrian Mole series -- via BBC.

Jesse Winchester

Singer and songwriter -- via Rolling Stone.







Python Vladimir Anghelo

Artist, game designer, and pinball machine designer -- via Polygon.

Aldo Braibanti

Writer and gay rights activist -- via Le Repubblicla.

Svetlana Velmar-Janković

Novelist, essayist, and historian -- via novosti.rs.