The Telegraph says it all in a sentence:
Count Gottfried von Bismarck, who was found dead on Monday aged 44, was a louche German aristocrat with a multi-faceted history as a pleasure-seeking heroin addict, hell-raising alcoholic, flamboyant waster and a reckless and extravagant host of homosexual orgies.Sigh. Like a candle in a really pink wind. You were too good for this world, Gottfried Alexander Leopold Graf von Bismarck-Schönhausen. And who are we to emulate now?
Count Gottfried von Bismarck [Telegraph]