Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Pierre Boulez: He Never Married

Pierre Boulez never married. According to Ivan Hewett, writing in The Daily Telegraph last year, he was a man who “hides his sexuality so thoroughly that many doubt whether it exists at all”. 

Daily Telegraph.

The second 'He never married' in a Telegraph obit in two days. 

This charmingly archaic phrase - often presumed to be a coded euphemism - was used 13 times by them in 2015, though usually it now comes with an explainer.

The last of the year was Lemmy's (!).

The best? American 1950s child actor, George 'Foghorn' Wilson; 'He never married, but shared his home with approximately 25 cats.'

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