A few months ago, I lost a sisterfriend, who was near and dear to my heart. She was an avid Facebooker and would constantly keep tabs on the status updates of her friends with glee. She was also a commedienne, and her up-to-the-minute comments would have us all rolling on the floor.
Now that my friend is gone, she still lives on, oddly enough, via Facebook.
My friend’s family members are well aware that Facebook admins can turn her page into a memorial and proof of death, while helpful, is not required.
Since a Facebook account cannot be removed due to inactivity, the deceased person’s profile can remain active until someone notifies the company.