Just had a thought about something and wondered what we should do if a web design client dies and we find ourselves contacted by relatives or simply somebody unknown asking to pull down a site. You wouldn’t want to cause stress or create problems, but equally there must be a correct legal procedure for web designers, just like when contacting utility companies etc.
A few years back a friend of mine died and he had about 8 accounts on Linkedin that had remained active from previous jobs. He was still receiving offers and friend requests after he had died and his widow asked me to deal with it. In that instance I needed to send them a digital copy of his death certificate and let them know all the email addresses associated with different accounts.