Sebastian Horsley Has Died

Sad news. Sebastian Horsley, the Soho artist, drug addict, and blaspheming sex-writer, has died. Few people have attempted to live to its logical (or illogical) conclusions the alarming role of the decadent dandy - a fusion of Wilde, Crowley, and an opium-eater - with the discipline and sartorial charm of Horsley - a friend of a friend of mine (Louise Bak) and someone I met recently at the launch of Cosmo Landesman's book. His play had recently opened. A shame he closed his own book so soon.

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Poetry Pleases! said…
Dear Todd

Yes, it's a real shame particularly with Alexander McQueen dying earlier this year. We have too few genuine eccentrics as it is without losing the ones that we have. At least he will be remembered - unlike most of us!

Best wishes from Simon

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