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.
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