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Fergus & The Brazen Car
10-07-2007, 10:20:22
LONDON (AP) - Count Gottfried von Bismarck, whose life of privileged excess as a descendant of Germany's ``Iron Chancellor'' was clouded by two deaths at his decadent parties, has died at the age of 44.

The Metropolitan Police said Wednesday that Bismarck, great-great-grandson of Prussian Chancellor Otto von Bismarck, who unified Germany, had been found dead at his $10 million apartment in London's Chelsea district on Monday.

Police said they were treating the death as unexplained and a coroner's inquest would be held to determine the cause.

Bismarck had a well-publicized history of drug use. His family in Germany said he had also been treated for epilepsy for many years.

``Count Gottfried was a wonderful person,'' the family said in a statement.

Gottfried Alexander Leopold Graf von Bismarck-Schonhausen was born in 1962 and educated in Germany and Switzerland before attending Oxford University in England.

As an undergraduate, he was known for his extravagant appearance - which at times involved dressing in fishnet stockings or traditional Bavarian lederhosen - and his lavish parties. At one, guests were greeted by a pair of severed pigs' heads on the dinner table.

He was a member of the Bullingdon Club - a dining society known for its raucous upper-class membership - and the Piers Gaveston Society, a 12-member club with a reputation for drunken excess and sexual shenanigans.

In 1986, Olivia Channon, the 22-year-old daughter of a Conservative government minister, died of a drug overdose in Bismarck's bed at Oxford after an end-of-term party.

Bismarck - who was not in the bed at the time - was not implicated in the death, although he was charged and fined for possessing cocaine and amphetamine sulfate.

At his trial, his lawyer said Channon's death ``is going to be a shadow over the head of Gottfried von Bismarck, probably for the rest of his life.'' The count said years later that some had accused him of disgracing the Bismarck name.

Bismarck eventually settled in London, working in finance and the telecom business. He remained out of the headlines until last August, when a 38-year-old man, Anthony Casey, died after falling from a roof garden during a party at Bismarck's home.

Dr. Paul Knapman, presiding over an inquest at Westminster Coroner's Court, said one room of the apartment contained a `bizarre' assortment of items including a large rubber tarpaulin on the floor, towels, lubricants, bottles of vodka and buckets of sex toys.

Police concluded Casey's death was an accident, and the coroner's verdict was ``death by misadventure,'' meaning no one was to blame.

Bismarck's family said his funeral would be private.


How to while away the time that 'Poly's down, and the delights of macrame or tatting have palled :

a large rubber tarpaulin on the floor, towels, lubricants, bottles of vodka and buckets of sex toys.

Add a tattooed Norwegian loveboy, three off duty Ghanaian sailors and unlimited ice cream and we're away-hey.

10-07-2007, 10:21:30
hello Darkstar

10-07-2007, 10:23:13

people are too often described as decadent without the backup to smackup. i applaud gottfried.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
10-07-2007, 10:39:34
good riddance, gottfried

10-07-2007, 11:58:30
Eet bij Got Friet!

Mr. Bas
10-07-2007, 13:03:03
I had never heard of the guy, but it certainly sounds impressively decadent. Well done. :beer:

10-07-2007, 14:17:50
Sounds like he had a nice time.

10-07-2007, 14:31:53
Yeah, probably never knew what hit him...

At least he was mostly harmless, unlike many of his relatives like Leopold II of Belgium.

10-07-2007, 14:40:18
Actually, Gottfried von Bismarck isn't a pseudonym of Michael Barrymore is it?

C.G.B. Spender
10-07-2007, 14:42:08
Oh, you arrogant brits! Can't you accept that other countries have crap people too?

10-07-2007, 15:15:46
We want them all to ourselves!

At least he learned to be crap in our country...

10-07-2007, 15:22:54
We don't want foriegners coming over here, being all crap and making decent Englishmen look good.

10-07-2007, 22:24:36
It would have been cool if he was murdered by a guy named Rodney.

10-07-2007, 22:44:29
Chris is banned!

10-07-2007, 23:53:02
Never heard of this guy, but seems like his parties were really a place to be.

11-07-2007, 00:25:49
And you weren't invited! Hah!

11-07-2007, 00:30:29
Frankly, I was never at a party where cocain was used (at least as far as I know).

Fergus & The Brazen Car
11-07-2007, 18:31:36
Originally posted by VetLegion-
Never heard of this guy, but seems like his parties were really a place to be.

One of my friend's exes went to tea at Herr Bismarck's. It must have been a jolly big teapot, for teatime lasted all weekend....

12-07-2007, 08:37:59
Coffee means coffee and tea means a weekend long drug fuelled orgy.

12-07-2007, 09:29:33
i will shortly have the keys to funko's flat in my possession. anyone for tea?

C.G.B. Spender
12-07-2007, 09:42:54

12-07-2007, 09:45:04
Since Funko won't participate in my bizarre fantasies, certainly not!

12-07-2007, 09:59:27
It's ok, I won't be there.

12-07-2007, 10:19:53
you'll have to clean up the vanilla ice and different fluids afterwards

12-07-2007, 10:20:43
Stop collaborate and listen.

12-07-2007, 10:43:11
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
i will shortly have the keys to funko's flat in my possession. anyone for tea? You will be taking over Funko's and tizzy's place?

12-07-2007, 11:05:40
Got to love Drekkus' speed of thought.

12-07-2007, 11:11:08
Hey, he could be just taking advantage of some time inbetween funko and tizzy leaving and the new occupants moving in.

12-07-2007, 11:40:17
We're going to be out, someone needs to get in the flat, I'm leaving the keys with K_G so they can pick them up from him.

12-07-2007, 11:42:23
Why don't you just hand out keys to everyone?

12-07-2007, 11:44:46
We don't have that many.

12-07-2007, 11:45:08
You can at least hand out those you have.

C.G.B. Spender
12-07-2007, 11:45:54
Why a big lock?

12-07-2007, 11:48:26
Cause they rulz at pvp

12-07-2007, 13:49:21

Fergus & The Brazen Car
13-07-2007, 11:48:18
Originally posted by C.G.B. Spender
Why a big lock?

Always diverting to stick your key in a big ol' lock.

10-10-2007, 15:32:30

Gottfried Alexander von Bismarck, the German aristocrat and descendant of the "iron chancellor" who unified Germany, died after massive and "reckless" use of cocaine, an inquest heard today.

The 44-year-old's body contained the highest level of the drug seen by the pathologist conducting his postmortem examination.


10-10-2007, 15:50:55
I knew he went out with a smile.

10-10-2007, 15:57:23
He was a wonderful person!

11-10-2007, 11:25:15
Severed pigs heads and dead guests...


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11-10-2007, 12:06:40

11-10-2007, 12:09:25
Originally posted by Drekkus
Eet bij Got Friet! :lol: