Ditto to what Ed said. Article speaks for itself.
Here is another excellent article from Megan Devine on how to help a grieving friend. It speaks for itself, and if you know someone who has recently lost a loved one, you can help in meaningful, concrete ways. You can’t fix anything, you can’t change anything, but you can stand by your friend, support them, and help them with the daily tasks that can be overwhelming to someone who is grieving.