February 21, 2005

Hunter S. Thompson: 1937-2005

Hunter S. Thompson
HST @ Miami Book Fair International 1988/11/19 - photo: MDCarchives

Gonzo journalism guru Hunter S. Thompson has committed suicide:

Thompson's heyday came in the 1970s, when his larger-than-life persona was gobbled up by magazines. His pieces were of legendary length and so was his appetite for adventure and trouble; his purported fights with Rolling Stone editor Jann Wenner were rumored in many cases to hinge on expense accounts for stories that didn't materialize.

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