How can you determine when a member has died?
Sure, sometimes a friend or family member may log onto their rhp account and post an announcement, but how many do not. None of my family ever pay much attention to my rhp activities and probably would not bother to do anything if I were to die. So my games would time out and that would be it.
I have played regularly against some other members here who became fairly good friends, and now I have not seen them around for ages. Did they get tired of the site and just move on, or did they die? No way of knowing. Even with those who I chatted with quite often who kind of started dropping out for long periods of time, came back for a few games, then wandered off again. I'm sure not going to say they died, but they might have.
So, it's something to think about.