Saturday, March 12, 2005

Hunter S. Thompson: Leaving Exactly As Planned

Thompson, gonzo journalist and author of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, would have liked to have his ashes shot out of a cannon. Rather than let himself suffer the indignities of old age, Thompson shot himself late February, acting out a suicide plan he had been discussing for the last ten years. The man lived as he wanted, died as he wanted, and now his remains will be handled as he wanted. Shot into the sky and exploded.


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