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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 or relatives 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.

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 court order.

Last Updated: April 7th, 2017

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