deceased Deceased

Indicates whether or not the contributor described in the element was deceased when the document or document component was published.
OPTIONAL on element: <contrib>
Value Meaning
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.
Tagged Sample

Author died prior to the publication

<contrib contrib-type="author" deceased="yes">
 <name><surname initials="P">Poe</surname>
  <given-names initials="EA">Edgar Allan</given-names></name>