Thursday, February 24, 2005

The king of Gonzo is dead

Famed author Hunter S Thompson commits suicide

Why? why?? Why would he do such a thing?

I have always enjoyed reading his alcohol and dope-laced articles and biting political insights, especially all his escapades with Ralph Steadman. His dashing and engaging style was something I vainly attempted to copy in journalism class, with embarrassing results.

So strange too, just when I have recently been re-reading one of his books.

1 comment:

FF said...

Apparently he couldn't take the pain anymore and had planned his suicide for yonks.