This press release uses a format that is generally accepted by most media. The release should be double-spaced. Keep it brief and in inverted-pyramid style: most important news first, secondary news next, etc. If the story runs on to a second page, identify your story in the upper left-hand corner. End the release with three # symbols bottom-center.
Contact: <contact information>
<DATELINE>--<name>, <relationship>, died <day and date of death> at the age of <age>. The cause of death <cause of death>.
<details of deceased>
For more information, please contact <contact person> at <contact number>.