Author Hunter S. Thompson commits suicide – Feb 21, 2005:
The writer himself, Hoag said, will be missed. “There’s no one in the world these days who writes the truth … as he seems to, to me,” he said. “He spoke to the world and said what people were afraid to say.
one of my favorite authors, thinkers, arguers…. there are very few authors whose death ultimately changes the world, i think hst is one of those authors. his life and writing were highly symbolic, at once embodying the american values and exploding them in a hyperbolic surreality that leant them new meaning. this is a sad day for humankind, we’ve lost dr. gonzo.