They said at work that Snake was dead. Somehow I thought they meant Brian Bedford. But they could have meant William Needles, who died at 90. Part of my youth in Stratfordia, as was Bedford (though he was 20s.)
...have for all your clever difference quietly left us As we might have known that you would, through that common door.
(Didn't know Bedford was gay. He did heterosexual so very very well.)