Sunday, February 20, 2005

Very upsetting news for fans of great, original writing:

From CNN:
"Journalist and author Hunter S. Thompson, who unleashed the concept of "gonzo journalism" in books like "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas," has died of what investigators suspect was a self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities in Aspen, Colorado, said Sunday.

A dispatcher for the Pitkin County Sheriff's Department said Thompson died of what investigators called a possible self-inflicted gunshot wound. No further information was released.

Thompson, 67, was associated with the "New Journalism" movement of the 1960s, in which writers took a more novelistic and personal approach to their subjects. His account of a drug-fueled trip to cover a district attorneys' anti-drug conference as a writer for Rolling Stone magazine was the seed of "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas," perhaps his best-known work."

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Anonymous said...

this is truly the most depressing news since the headlines of november 3 2004. i honestly havent shaken it quite yet

-phil flowers

Anonymous said...

This bat country