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Old 06-10-2009, 03:24 PM
DudleyGarrett DudleyGarrett is offline
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Originally Posted by Jodi View Post
Except many papers won't do that if it's not true, and -- big and -- if they know it's not true. (They do tend to take the family's word for cause of death of any non-newsworthy person.) The code for suicide or overdose AFAIK is "died unexpectedly at home."
All the obituary says is "died Wednesday, June 3."

Also, I always took "died unexpectedly at home" to also mean cardiac arrest, accidental fall or other type of accident.