Heathcote Williams, British author and actor, Died at 75

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Heathcote Williams was born on November 15, 1941 and died on July 1, 2017.

He was an English poet, actor, political activist and dramatist.

Williams wrote a number of book-length polemical poems including Autogeddon, Falling for a Dolphin and Whale Nation, which in 1988 became, according to Philip Hoare, “the most powerful argument for the newly instigated worldwide ban on whaling.”

He invented his idiosyncratic ‘documentary/investigative poetry’ style which he put to good purpose bringing a diverse range of environmental and political matters to public attention.

During June 2015, Williams published a book-length investigative poem about the “Muslim Gandhi”, Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, “Badshah Khan”.

Heathcote Williams passed away at 75 years old.

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