Sebastian Horsley found dead at London home
June 17, 2010 12:00 PM   Subscribe

Underworld dandy: Sebastian Horsley dies, aged 47, of suspected overdose. Sebastian Horsley, the dandy, writer and artist who found fame by being nailed to a cross in the Philippines, has died at the age of 47. The colourful self-publicist was found dead at his flat in central London this morning, days after a play adapted from his memoirs – Dandy in the Underworld – opened at the Soho theatre.
posted by Fizz (12 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I have to appreciate the length to which he went to publicize the play, but, honestly, he may have gone a bit too far.
posted by Astro Zombie at 12:04 PM on June 17, 2010

posted by lukemeister at 12:07 PM on June 17, 2010

posted by Fizz at 12:07 PM on June 17, 2010

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say this man had "issues".


posted by kcds at 12:09 PM on June 17, 2010

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say this man had "issues".

Heroin addiction is an issue, yes.
posted by Theta States at 12:27 PM on June 17, 2010


I'd never heard of Sebastian Horsley, until about a year ago, when he read from his autobiography on an NPR program. It was one of the funniest "performances" I've ever heard, but I can't imagine that reading the book would be as great as hearing him read from it in his own voice, with his funny stresses and whatnot . . . so I never picked it up. You can hear it here and judge for yourself.
posted by Dee Xtrovert at 12:37 PM on June 17, 2010 [2 favorites]

I'm not sure how I feel about him and his work, but the world is a far less interesting place for his passing, so for that alone, I tip my hat.
posted by 1f2frfbf at 12:41 PM on June 17, 2010

I read the book. Loved it.
posted by No Robots at 1:03 PM on June 17, 2010

posted by HandfulOfDust at 2:26 PM on June 17, 2010

... he was refused entry to the country in March 2008 on the grounds of "moral turpitude".

i don't know squat about immigration laws & travel visas and such, but to be denied entry to THIS country on the grounds of "moral turpitude"? that takes some balls.

looking forward to reading the book; sorry you had to go to such lengths, dude.

posted by msconduct at 3:19 PM on June 17, 2010


My sort of guy.
posted by lupus_yonderboy at 1:16 AM on June 18, 2010

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