Monday, February 21, 2005

Hunter S. Thompson R.I.P.

This is a great blow to me, Thompson being a great personal influence.

Journalist and author Hunter S. Thompson, who unleashed the concept of "gonzo journalism" in books like "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas," fatally shot himself in the head Sunday 20 February 2005 at his home near Aspen, Colorado, police and his family said.

"On Feb. 20, Dr. Hunter S. Thompson took his life with a gunshot to the head at his fortified compound in Woody Creek, Colo.," said a statement issued by Thompson's son, Juan Thompson, to the Aspen Daily News as reported by the Denver Police., a Website dedicated to all things Hunter S. Thompson


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