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Heathcote Williams, Radical British Poet Who Helped Form Anarchist Nation, Dies at 75

By WILLIAM GRIMESHeathcote WilliamsHeathcote Williams, a poet, playwright, actor, lyricist, painter, sculptor, magician and relentless scourge of the British establishment for half a century, died on Saturday in Oxford. He was 75.
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His daughter Lily Williams said the cause was lung disease.
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Mr. Williams, a radical in the tradition of Blake and Shelley, vented his outrage at royal privilege, private property, environmental degradation and a host of other targets, using every artistic means available.
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He took dead aim at enforced conformity, the stupefying effects of television and the malign intentions of mental health professionals in plays like “AC/DC.”

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