Where do all the dead people on Facebook go? An acquaintance of mine recently passed away and many of my friends’ profile pictures changed in honor of him. Sweet gesture I thought but, I couldn’t help but wonder –is Facebook counting these profiles in their numbers?
You can actually report a deceased person if you wish. Go to Facebook Help page to Report a Deceased Person.
Most people choose to leave their beloved’s profile up in a way to remember and celebrate their lives. Facebook advises that you must report the profile and they will find ways to protect the deceased.