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- Jul 9, 2012
I heard an interview with him last year, and he was genuinely embarrassed that he wasn't dead yet (!). He does have a terminal illness, it's just taking a very long time to do him in.
*Can I just take a moment to add how downright strange it was for me to learn that a man I only knew from laughing at Japanese telly programmes was actually also lauded as a serious poet. We should all be people of parts, of course, and it sure beats Patrick Moore's damn xylophone, but still: I found this surprisingly hard to compute.