Peter Worthington has had an amazing life. And his obituary, which he wrote himself, certainly has an arresting opening line.
CfJ students looking towards broadcast journalism as their chosen path could do worse than take a shot at ITV News's Breaking Into News initiative. It's run in conjunction with the Media Trust, and is open to 18-25 year-olds.
Finalists in nine regions will get the chance to work alongside senior ITV News broadcasters, developing their story ideas into completed news reports.
Full details on the Media Trust web site, or check out the video above.