“She owned an elegant home, a fleet of automobiles and wardrobes bursting with furs, shoes and haute couture; divorced two husbands and outlived three more; battled alcoholism; attempted suicide; moved to Malta to escape the tabloids; was deported from Malta after punching a policeman in a fit of pique, which made the tabloids … descended into bankruptcy and subsisted on a modest state pension; had a career as a timorous stripper; was featured on the cover of a Smiths single, Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now; became a Jehovah’s Witness; was disciplined at her nursing home for rambunctious behavior; and had remarkably few regrets.” The NYT with an epic obituary of Vivian Nicholson.