And he was an inspiration to generations of performers from the Beatles (He played Buster Bloodvessel in Magical Mystery Tour) to Franz Ferdinand.
One thing I didn’t know about him till I read the obituaries was his fondness for the bicycle.
From the Guardian:
The bicycle was his preferred mode of transport, its cow-horn handlebars in the sit-up-and-beg position in line with his Alexander technique practice.
I also heard someone say that he would often utter obscenities to complete strangers under his breath as he glided past them on his bike.
A sad loss