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What (if anything) should we do about user profiles for users who have passed away?

I think the safest thing to do when it is clear what has happened is to place a line at the top stating name and dates. Then place a note immediately below it stating that the profile has been left ...
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User changed display name to match a diamond moderator, high-rep user in the community

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What does it mean that a user is unregistered?

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What (if anything) should we do about user profiles for users who have passed away?

I'll get the ball rolling with my own view on this matter. In the event that we can confirm the death of a user (particularly a user who has made a substantial contribution to the site), I am happy ...
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