Heathcote Williams, British author and actor, Died at 75

  Actor, Writer

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.