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Eulogizing the Not-So-Dear Departed

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Eulogizing the Not-So-Dear Departed

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Ann Wroe, obituaries editor for The Economist, discusses the challenge of writing obituaries for people who don't leave behind nice legacies. Last week, Wroe penned the obit for the so-called "Queen of Mean," billionaire real estate heiress Leona Helmsley.

Ann Wroe, obituaries editor for The Economist