Mike Tomkies was born on May 25, 1928, and died on October 6, 2016.
He was known as The Wilderness Man.
He was a British author covering subjects such as natural history, biography and fiction, a naturalist and filmmaker.
Tomkies has inspired thousands with his brutally honest accounts of almost 40 years experience living in the wildest and most remote parts of Canada, Scotland and Spain.
Mike Tomkies originally came to public attention as a Hollywood journalist, reporting for the London Times, where he interviewed and pulled scoops on stars including Ava Gardner (just after her divorce from Frank Sinatra); Mario Lanza, Elvis Presley, Sophia Loren, Errol Flynn, Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Yul Brynner, Clark Gable, Dean Martin, Rock Hudson, Jayne Mansfield, Cary Grant, Paul Newman, Debbie Reynolds, Joan Collins, Peter O’Toole and Sean Connery.
Mike Tomkies passed away at 88 years old.