London - (Narcotic Mess): A depraved and reckless German aristocratic count (sic) died from a massive cocaine overdose according to a London coroner's inquest today.
Gottfried Alexander von Bismarck, a flamboyant descendant of Germany's Iron Chancellor Otto von Bismarck, was dubbed by his pals as a rapacious coke fiend who enjoyed an otherwise pointless narcotic-fuelled existence because huge family truss funds that serviced his every whim.
The 44-year-old's body was found at his Chelsea pad after a massive binge-out on July 2.
The London coroner said today the hapless Teutonic aristo had been mainlining coke once an hour during the day and night before he died as well as jacking up smack "to relieve the tedium of a continuous coke high."
The bon viveur and society dandy had a hystery of narcotic death associations, the most noted of which was the 1986 overdose death of Tory government minister's daughter Olivia Channon who died in his bed at Oxford University.
"Something about the deceased's party-style was hexed," a coroner's counsel said today.
"Last year a fellow swell plunged fatally some 18 metres to the ground from the Count's roof terrace after a "gay orgy" reputedly attended by Labour Party ministers and fund-raising gofers."