02/21/2005: Surprising news
"Gonzo Journalist" Hunter S. Thompson dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at age 67.
UPDATE: Over at A Perfectly Cromulent Blog, Pete Vonder Haar has a couple pertinent comments:
So long, Dr. Gonzo. Strange as it sounds, you were one of the last voices of reason in these fucked up times.Though a couple of Pete's commenters speculate that Thompson may have been diagnosed with something, and basically decided to shuffle off this mortal coil on his own terms. Sounds reasonable; I wonder if we'll ever find out....
How bad have things gotten when the man who fought Nixon tooth and nail chose this particular time to kill himself?
Len on 02.21.05 @ 05:25 AM CST