"Somebody has died...how do we play games with it?"
It is one of the creepier marks of fallen human nature when a community or person talks publicly about the death of a person but holds back information on how they died. Especially when the person was relatively young.
What the creepy people are doing is this: "I have information you don't have, and I am going to tease you with it. Don't you feel teased now, hmm? Ha, ha."
And this: "I'm going to tempt you to have to *ask* me (us) how the person died. Then we are going to slam you sanctimoniously by suggesting that such personal details and salacious curiosity are out of place and that we should be remembering the person in respect. Thank you." Then, with a silent: "Tee hee hee!"
For survival itself it's rather natural to want to know how people die. In other words, so that we avoid the same damn thing.
The PuritanBoard lives up to its reputation. Apparently a moderator sent out a private note on the death of a long time contributor (no doubt including cause of death, unless it was asphyxiation while masturbating) then now has posted a public post about the person leaving out the cause of death, knowing very well non-member readers would be teased by the act. Way to be creepy even in the context of somebody's death.
By the way, the PuritanBoard member died of asphyxiation (self-strangling, in a closet) while in the act of masturbation. We just have to go on that until they see fit to satisfy our salacious curiosity.