The Rav Hakadosh Harav Shteinman zatzal wrote in his tzava'ah (last instructions) to the public, not to call him a Tzaddik or Yereh Shamayim, and not to write articles about him in the newspaper.
Is this halachically supposed to be followed? I'm asking because of two reasons that may apply:
- I think I've heard that the words of a person that is niftar is (sometimes?) halachically binding.
- He was a Posek, so maybe this has the status of a Psak (halachic ruling).
- (Maybe a third thing, is it Veahavta Lere'echa Kamocha-Love your fellow Jew, to do his will?)