Stretching it pretty thin though. Where does it end? I mean headline news, even the small stuff, like, "Friend of Son to Cousin of Woman Who Married the Grand Nephew of Michael Corleone almost died today when a large crate......................" I mean, I wouldn't recognize the famous Galifianakis if I saw him coming down the street.
But on a serious note, on the subject of obituary writing - my knowledge is very limited, that's why I'm asking the question: Isn't it possible for a good obituary writer to make anyone's life sound interesting without needing to lie even once?" I'm betting the answer is yes, a good obit can be written about anyone. Even if their stories are small they are interesting in some way. Instead of, "He joined the Army when he was 17", it could be, "At age 17 he was involved in a funny encounter in route to the market to buy a loaf of bread for his mother." As long as the story is interesting, who cares how known the dead person was? I am not qualified to rate the obit in question (although I could if I wanted to). But I did think it was a bit long. Or maybe I'm just impatient. Anyway, so, like, I mean, here's my condolences on the passing.
HWBM (he will be missed)