From the Daily Telegraph story ( link to click here
), I paste a few of the best snippets below. Man, I wanna be a louche aristocrat.
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.
...led an exotic life of gilded aimlessness that attracted the attention
of the gossip columns from the moment he arrived in Oxford in 1983 and
hosted a dinner at which the severed heads of two pigs were placed at
either end of the table.
...von Bismarck continued to appear in public in various eccentric items
of attire, including tall hats atop his bald Mekon-like head. At
parties he would appear in exotic designer frock coats with matching
trousers and emblazoned with enormous logos.
His removal from Oxford was so abrupt that he was not given time to
settle his bills; Prince Ferdinand sent a servant who did the rounds of
von Bismarck's favoured watering-holes, restaurants and his tailor
bearing a chequebook.
and the last and best line:
He never married.