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.