Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Toff Pops Clogs

Count Gottfried von Bismarck, who was found dead on Monday aged 44, was a louche German aristocrat with a multi-faceted history as a pleasure-seeking heroin addict, hell-raising alcoholic, flamboyant waster and a reckless and extravagant host of homosexual orgies.

For those of you who inexplicably do not make a habit of reading the Telegraph obits this one is a classic.

A short life, but hardly dull.


Gill said...

The last line was the best!

J.J said...

Do you think he could have been 'A confirmed bachelor' Gill?

Reidski said...

Have to agree with gill, a true classic. It just marginally tops the first one.

J.J said...

So many great lines, but yes my love, the last one is a line to treasure.