Hunter S. Thompson


Hunter S. Thompson Famous memorial

Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
Death 20 Feb 2005 (aged 67)
Woody Creek, Pitkin County, Colorado, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered, Specifically: Ashes scattered at his Owl Farm estate in Woody Creek, Colorado
Memorial ID 10504755 View Source

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

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  • Originally Created by: Fred Beisser
  • Added: 20 Feb 2005
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 10504755
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