posted on Feb, 25 2005 @ 12:48 PM
Sorry if posted before, but I see it nowhere and wanted to post.
That's right the Granddaddy of Gonzo Journalism has passed on.
In what appears to be a suicide, Hunter S. Thompson was found dead Sunday.
Known by many people for many different reasons. He best captivated the nation with his unique style of journalism which was a hybrid form of
attentive listening, stright shooting reports, and true passion.
Others are more familiar with him via any one of his books, each worth your time just for the chance to see such a interesting mind in naked form.
There was also the instant classic: Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas, where HST was portrayed by Johnny Depp, and showed a small segment from his life
as he tried to live, and much more was shown in how he was viewed by mainstream society. Well worthy of anyone's collections.
Anyway, I must say I am deeply saddened by his passing. I did not know him personally, although I had met him once. I find suicide to be rather
strange as a route for him. My conspiratorial instincts jump at the chance he was bumped off. But the majority of my mind doubts that as true.
Regardless, I wanted to pay my respects by this post, as well as provide the following link to a 2003 interview that I find interesting in regards to
Peace to you Mr. Thompson, Those true individuals and free thinkers of many generations share some of their spirit with you.
[edit on 25-2-2005 by Xatnys]