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Hunter S. Thompson
Birth: Jul. 18, 1937
Death: Feb. 20, 2005

Journalist and Author. Internationally recognized "Gonzo" journalist, he is best known for his 1972 classic "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas;" also credited with pioneering gonzo journalism - a style of writing that breaks traditional rules of news reporting and is purposefully slanted. His eccentric personality and personal adventures were the basis for his political and cultural criticism of the United States in the 1970s. Born in Louisville, Kentucky, he was known for an explosive writing style that employed "action verbs" to comically spin outlandish tales that are completely unbelievable, yet providing a unique viewpoint to accurately describe the underlying reality at hand. His stories became so colorfully contrived that they easily slipped into the realm of fiction, although the basic premise of the story was often accurate. Other books he wrote include: "Hell's Angels" (a non-fiction work that almost cost him his life), "The Proud Highway," and his most recent effort, "Hey Rube: Blood Sport, the Bush Doctrine, and The Downward Spiral of Dumbness." (bio by: Fred Beisser) 

Cause of death: Suicide
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: Ashes scattered at his Owl Farm estate in Woody Creek, Colorado
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Fred Beisser
Record added: Feb 20, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10504755
Hunter S. Thompson
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- Old Coot
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- Amanda Jones
 Added: Jul. 18, 2014
You are forgiven for taking your own life. Rest in peace.
-Anonymous
 Added: Jul. 18, 2014
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