About Otwituaries

I started tweeting these poetic obituaries via Twitter on the death of Ernest Borgnine in July 2012. After a while a friend asked if I would gather them together, so I have created this blog as an archive. New Otwituaries will appear here as well as being broadcast via Twitter and Facebook.

All the Otwituaries are written very quickly on the day their subjects pass away, so are maybe a little lacking in polish, but they are all from the heart. They represent the people who have, in some way, touched my life - actors, sportsmen and women, TV personalities, writers, musicians and explorers. These people are already immortal, and therefore don't need my help, but I hope you enjoy reading these short poetic sketches all the same.

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Steve Strange - d. February 12th 2015

You were the new European,
more an idea than a man,
all glitz and blitz, 
and never knowingly 

Read about Steve Strange here


  1. Well captured Jacko - reckon there's got be an Otwit book soon!

    1. Thanks - no plans for a book as yet. It would be a bit of a depressing volume....all those talented people, dead.