Michael Winner, the outspoken restaurant critic, film director and in his own words "totally ridiculous example of humanity in deep sh*t" has passed away.

The 77-year-old, who owned the phrase 'calm down dear' with more charismatic humour than David Cameron could ever muster, was also a prolific tweeter, using the social network with more acumen than many a more youthful celebrity.

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  • Michael Winner with HM The Queen

  • Michael Winner with former love Jenny Seagrove

  • Michael Winner marries wife Geraldine

  • Michael Winner marries wife Geraldine

  • Michael Winner with PM David Cameron

  • Michael Winner

  • Michael Winner with wife Geraldine

  • Michael Winner with wife Geraldine

With frenetic (and often mysterious) use of capitals, Winner used Twitter to air his controversial views on many subjects, as well as frequently blocking rogue followers he liked to label 'derelicts' 'stupids' and 'ghastlies.'

Waging a ruthless war against anything approaching politically correct, Winner's tweets made him no less likeable, often peppered with such self-depreciating remarks that it was difficult to find his comments offensive.


Michael Winner
today i plan to help world peace, I've got hit men to do away with everyone i dont like (about 6000 people) all chefs should be strung up

He often tweeted about death too, in posts that seem even more poignant in light of his passing and in October last year revealed he had researched Dignitas clinic in Switzerland in case he wanted to end it all.

So from surprise that 'common people' were allowed to win gold medals to declarations that he was "a wonderful, almost perfect, human being with tiny faults", walk through Winner's most controversial tweets.

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