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.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

David Jacobs - d. September 2nd 2013

Away from lives
of feedback and excess,
needle time, and bouts
of juke box fury, 
you remained a gentleman 
in an ungentle world.

Read about David Jacobs here 

Sunday, 1 September 2013

David Frost - d. August 31st 2013

This was the man that was;
son of Swift & Pope,
ten generations removed.
From the cooling armchair
a voice -
Hello, good evening. Goodbye.

Read about David Frost here