You don't think obituary writers start working right after they hear an elderly celebrity has passed on, do you? Nope, they spend their time writing easy-to-update templates that wait around on a hard drive until said celebrity kicks. Then the obituary writer plugs in the right age and cause of death, updates the name of the last movie the person made, and runs that baby.
Looking at my calender, I might be busy around July 31st. Connect the dots. I'll just start writing up my "Omar to the (contending team without a shortstop) for (young prospect)"-posts now, check in July to make sure (young prospect) isn't in jail for black market organ trafficking, and run that baby.
Sigh. Please win today, o team of mine.