It makes for a lot of interestingly selective obituaries.
Sauron, one of the greatest of the Ainur, passed away on March 25. It had been under his tutelage that the kingdom of Númenor reached the height of its power, and even after suffering serious injury he went on to bring Mordor to a central place of influence. Besides his bold if sometimes controversial leadership, he will be remembered for his marvelous tricks like shape-shifting, practical jokes, and above all his fine skill in crafting beautiful yet functional jewelry. He had been fiercely loyal to his chosen boss, and in turn inspired a special and undying loyalty in those closest to him.
For better or worse, Sauron was one of the most influential figures in Middle-Earth politics for three ages of the sun.
That's how so many memorials for people like this end up reading to me.