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More sports figures pass away in 2020

Most aspiring journalists get a stint at writing obituaries, it goes with the territory. Some youngsters in the profession look askance at that opportunity, but as my first boss patiently explained to me “It is the most important task a newspaper person can perform. Obituaries have a very high readership and it is necessary to get them right. For many people, their obituary is the only time a story will be written about them.”