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Monday, February 21, 2005

Hunter S. Thompson self murder...

Hunter S. Thompson, the U.S. writer who pioneered the super-subjective form of journalism known as "gonzo" and was best known for Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, has killed himself, his son said.
In a statement released to the Aspen Daily News, Juan Thompson said his father shot himself to death in his home in Aspen, Colo. on Sunday night. He was 67.

From the New York Times today:

And his suicide had its own terrible logic. A man who was so intent on generating a remarkable voice that he retyped Hemingway's novels just to understand how it was done, gave a final bit of dramatic tribute in turning a gun on himself.

Even ESPN has not been left out of the tributes. HST was a regular page two for over four years. Oddly, his last column was about his newly invented game of "shotgun golf".


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will miss him ... BIG HUG for Juan, Jen, Willam and Anita… who will never be able to fill the hole left in there lives by the man in spite of the myth and legend attached to his life..

Tuesday, February 22, 2005 2:42:00 AM  

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