Immediately After a Death

If a death has just occurred, be in the moment. You don't need to do anything right away.

When ready, contact those closest to the deceased so they may have a chance to say goodbye.

This is also the time for any religious traditions or customs you or the deceased may have wanted.

Then, when ready, start the official process by contacting authorities so they can legally record the death.

Exclamation_Icon.svgImportant If the death was accidental or suspicious, contact authorities as soon as possible. Read more in the "Contact authorities" section of the Guide.

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