|no||The contributor was living when the document was published.|
|yes||The contributor had died by the time the document was published.|
... <contrib contrib-type="author" deceased="yes"> <name><surname initials="P">Poe</surname> <given-names initials="EA">Edgar Allan</given-names> </name></contrib> ...
Journal Archiving and Interchange Tag Library NISO JATS Draft Version 1.1d2
Version of December 2014