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Post Mortem: March 16, 2008 - March 22, 2008

What Might Have Been

British film director Anthony Minghella, who won an Academy Award for directing "The English Patient," died yesterday at the age of 54. This is the kind of the death that takes the world by surprise -- including the Obituary desk. Minghella was in relatively good health and died of a...

By Matt Schudel  |  March 19, 2008; 11:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The Season of Obits

When do people die? It sounds like a Buddhist koan or a bad vaudeville joke but for obit writers, the answer is clear; around the winter holidays and as the cold season comes to a close. It's that time of year (and has been for about a month) in Washington...

By Patricia Sullivan  |  March 18, 2008; 11:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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