Hunter S Thompson
Hunter S Thompson
HUNTER S THOMPSON always had one beady, sun-bespectacled eye on posterity. At 21, living in poverty in a remote cabin in the Catskill Mountains and toiling away at an autobiographical first novel, Prince Jellyfish (still unpublished), he would compare his own progress to that of F Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway, two other writers who came late to public recognition. He kept files of self-portraits, which he took using the timer on his camera, and was even cataloguing photographs o
WITH a deafening boom, the ashes of Hunter S Thompson were blown into the sky from a 153ft tower as relatives and a star-studded crowd said farewell to the founder of "gonzo journalism".
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HUNTER S Thompson, the "gonzo journalist" with a penchant for drugs, guns and flame-thrower prose, might have one more salvo in store for everyone: friends and relatives want to blast his ashes out of a cannon, just as he wished.
ONE of writer Hunter S Thompson’s friends said today he was not surprised at his suicide because the 67-year-old had been in pain after hip surgery.
Born: 18 July, 1937, in Louisville, Kentucky. Died: 20 February, 2005, in Aspen, Colorado, aged 67.
HUNTER S Thompson, the hard-living writer who chronicled the darker side of American life in books such as Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, has committed suicide.
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THE legendary American author Hunter S Thompson has died after shooting himself at his remote ranch, police in the United States said today.
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