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Frequently Asked Question #326. What should I do if a LiveJournal user dies? What is "Memorial" status?

When a LiveJournal user is reported as deceased, their account can be placed in "memorial" status. This disables future entries by the account, but allows for comments on existing entries. It also prevents the journal from being deleted for inactivity in the future.
Friends of a deceased LiveJournal user can send a support request with subject "%username% acct memorial" specifying the username of the deceased. To prevent false memorial status requests, it is advisable to include additional facts which may be helpful to check the information about the decease such as social networks accounts adresses, links to discussions, news, etc. Members of the LiveJournal Customer Care Team will then place the account in memorial status.

Family members of a deceased LiveJournal user can also email support@livejournal.com with the username of the deceased, and can request that the account be memorialized as explained above, locked (preventing any new comments), or suspended (removing it from view entirely).

Regardless of relationship, for privacy reasons it is not possible for LiveJournal to grant access to a LiveJournal account or release the contents of any protected entries without a valid United States court order.

Last Updated: March 28th, 2016

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