It is also incorrect to speak of an accidental or criminal death without an announcement that the friends and relations are in our minds at this distressing time.
Both usages were originally optional and depended on circumstance. That is no longer the case, they are now obligatory and consequently meaningless. Not conforming is on a par with saying "him went out" or appearing on live UK TV in early November without a poppy.
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Snooz;1532241 wrote: Thoughts and prayers.
Exactly what I was thinking!