Pete Doherty (1979—)

It’s only a matter of time before we see Pete Doherty’s obituary. (For some bizarre reason, I woke up yesterday with the premonition that the Queen had died, but if she had, it wasn’t considered newsworthy.) I suppose that’s the case with all of us, but it seems that he’s in self-destruct mode. Here’s a guide to his 27 years on the planet.

On 8 February, he was convicted for possessing class A drugs, receiving a twelve month community order. Yesterday (less than three weeks later), he was arrested again, this time on suspicion of stealing a car and possessing class A drugs. He almost warrants his own item in the BBC’s left-hand navigation.

While I don’t doubt his talent, his news appeal is waning, for me at least.

As an aside, one thing that is lacking on the BBC’s magnificent offering is an obituaries section.


2 Responses to “Pete Doherty (1979—)”

  1. Shanahan on February 27th, 2006 23:48

    Who’s this dude? Seems like England’s version of Shane McGowan with a greater penchant for vandalism.
    The US has a version too: Keith Richards.

    Each represents individuals in various stages of the process of “pickling” their innards. Rather than hastening their demise, this may in fact have the effect of prolonging life to unnaturally long durations!

  2. Dan on February 28th, 2006 03:13

    Doherty was the lead singer of the Libertines, and when not in prison, is now the lead singer of Babyshambles.

    Richards was born in Dartford, Kent (England). I think Brian Jones (also English, whose birthday it is today) is probably a more accurate comparison (1942–1969).

    To reach the same age as Jones, Doherty must make it to 15 July this year (27 years and 125 days of age).

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