If I were to have this assignment relating to Shakespeare's play Hamlet, I might first look at a real obituary to get the essence of the material usually included. However, I might write something like:
Polonius, Minister to His Majesty Claudius, King of Denmark, was killed by way of mistaken identity at Elsinore Castle, the palace of King Claudius and his newly wedded wife Gertrude.
A source close to the King, who wishes to remain anonymous, explained that while searching for something in one of the rooms of the palace, Polonius was taken for an intruder and mistakenly stabbed by an unidentified attacker.
Polonius has been serving the royal family of Denmark for a number of years, first for the late King Hamlet who died when bitten by a poisonous snake during his afternoon nap in the garden. His most most recent—and present post—has been serving the newly crowned King Claudius, selected to guide Denmark in face of his brother's untimely death, and his nephew's inexperience and absence.
Polonius, known by all as a man with a gift for language and advice, is survived by his son Laertes, and his daughter Ophelia. Burial was delayed due to unforeseen complications, but has been scheduled for tomorrow in Elsinor's graveyard.
Because of a heightened alert for possible attacks by a Norwegian military in the area, our unidentified source suggests that Polonius may have been mistaken as one of the enemy. God rest his soul.