He died of a heart attack in a bar after downing three bottles of Captain Morgan's Jamaica rum, eight bottles of German beer, numerous doubles of Famous Grouse whiskey and Hennessy cognac, and beating five much younger Royal Navy sailors at arm-wrestling. His bar bill for that final lunch time totaled 270 Maltese lira, almost £450.
What a Drunkard! His interview clips on Youtube give you an inkling, but what a monumental way to go out. With celebrities these days engaging in drunk crotch-flashing and car-wrecking, it makes me wonder if there is room left in this world for the sort of ol' school Drunkards that Papa would have been proud to drink with.