Indicates whether or not the contributor described in the element was deceased when the document or document component was published.
OPTIONAL on element: <contrib>
|no||The contributor was living when the document was published.|
|yes||The contributor had died by the time the document was published.|
|Restriction||@deceased is an optional attribute; there is no default.|
The named author died prior to the book’s publication.
... <contrib contrib-type="author" deceased="yes"> <name><surname initials="P">Poe</surname> <given-names initials="EA">Edgar Allan</given-names></name> </contrib> ...