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Hunter S Thompson

Hunter S Thompson

Film review: Gonzo: The Life And Work Of Dr 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a remote cabin in the Catskill Mountains and toiling away at an autobiographical first novel, Prince Jellyfish (still unpublished), he would compare his own progress to that of F Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway, two other writers who came late to public recognition.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

Author Thompson goes out with a bang

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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Writer's ashes could be blasted from cannon

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.

Icon's suicide 'no surprise'

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.

Hunter S Thompson, Journalist and author

Born: 18 July, 1937, in Louisville, Kentucky. Died: 20 February, 2005, in Aspen, Colorado, aged 67.

Hunter S Thompson commits suicide

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.

Lazy Guide to Net Culture: Hunter farewell

If you want to appear like you’re at the cutting edge of net culture but can’t be bothered to spend hours online, then never fear. Scotsman.com’s pathetic team of geeks, freaks and gimps will do the hard work for you. While you sip wine, read a book or engage in normal social interaction, they will burn out their retinas staring at badly designed web pages and dodge creeps in chatrooms to prepare for you: Scotsman.com’s lazy guide to net culture.

Legendary US author shoots himself

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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