ocean view (and responsibility)


when a public figure dies, regardless of the reach of their renown, what responsibility does the family have to report their passing? everyone handles death in different ways, but if you knew that your parent, let’s say, had a “fan base”, even if you, as their child, were unfamiliar with the reach and depth of such a base, wouldn’t you feel a certain responsibility to let those other, non-family members know of your parent’s death, either through a published obituary or a notice on their website?

you, whether mate lover brother cousin, may have no idea how deep the ties of friendship run with those outside your own relationship with the deceased. i don’t know what the relationship may have been with the one person i’m speaking about with their children, but the silence from their family makes me sad.


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