Digital Estate Planning

What happens to my LinkedIn account when I die?

Unfortunately, LinkedIn does not offer any solutions for you to prepare your account prior to your death. LinkedIn is happy however to remove the account of a deceased person.

How does LinkedIn find out if someone has died?

LinkedIn relies on colleagues, classmates, or loved ones to notify it of a person’s passing. Once notified, LinkedIn will validate notice and will remove the deceased person’s profile.

How do you notify LinkedIn of a death?

You can notify LinkedIn by completing the Request removal of a deceased member’s LinkedIn profile contact form.

How do I delete a deceased person’s LinkedIn account?

LinkedIn requires the following information:
– The member’s name
– The URL to their LinkedIn profile
– Your relationship to them
– Member’s email address
– The date they passed away
– Link to obituary
– The company they most recently worked at


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