Just once, just for once our commercial television stations could have acted honourably. But no, even though the late musician's, and front person for the band Yothu Yindi, family gave media permission to use his name in reports of his death, they did not give permission for his photograph to be shown. (it has come to light that granting permission to name him may not have been given)
It is Australian Aboriginal custom to not mention a person's name for a certain period after they have died and for their image to be not displayed.
Our ABC may well have screwed up slightly, but I think they tried hard. It is a difficult matter to not name a famous a person who died. But not so the commercial media, especially television. They totally disregarded the custom and went in boots and all. They are a disgrace.
Having said that, the late man was quite an achiever in more than just music and it is sad that he has died at a relatively young age.
I would love to embed Yothu Yindi's hit Treaty here, but it may not be appropriate at the moment. I listened to it loudly in the car yesterday and it is quite a complex piece of music.