Peter Worthington has had an amazing life. And his obituary, which he wrote himself, certainly has an arresting opening line.
It's always a great pleasure to see how our former students are making their way in the world of journalism. Here's a quick update on some of the latest employment news that has filtered back to us recently:
Laura Garcia Rodriguez , who graduated last summer from the Masters in Multimedia Journalism, is working for Meridian TV and BBC Radio Kent;
Jacob Lewis, from the same course, has a job as a sub-editor on the tablet version of The Sun;
Lizzie Massey, also from last year's MA group, has started work as a reporter on the Gravesend Messenger;
Katherine Purvis, another of the 2012 MA class, is working for the Somali Relief and Development Forum (SRDF) – an umbrella organisation representing seven small NGOs working in Somalia;
Claire Burke and Karolina Kaminska also got their MAs last summer, and are working on ITV's new series of Surprise Surprise!;
Simon Jayawardena got his MA in 2011, and is working on a documentary with Emmy-award winner Susan Steinberg called Mirrors to Windows.
Lewis Dyson also graduated from the MA course in 2011, and is working as a reporter on the Sittingbourne Messenger and writing the Kent Messenger Group's film blog;
Elena Deleida, also from the MA class of 2011, is working at Sky Italia;
Samuel Luckhurst, who also took the MA course in 2011, is a sports reporter at the Huffington Post;
Paul Dunne, who graduate this year from the BA degree programme, has a fully-paid internship in the Communications department of Amazon.com in Luxembourg, leading projects involving video, design and social media.
Ella Copeland, another BA graduate of 2012, is a staff writer for magazine and digital publisher WDM Group.
Angela Davey, also from the 2012 BA, is recently back from assignment in Berlin for Terrorizer magazine;
2012 BA graduate Dan May is working for the commercial department of fashion business magazine Drapers International;
And if any CfJ alumni are out there with employment news we haven't covered before, please do drop me a line. We'd love to brag about your achievements.