Monday, February 21, 2005


Fear and Loathing in the Afterlife

Author Hunter S. Thompson Kills Himself

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) -- Hunter S. Thompson, the acerbic counterculture writer who popularized a new form of fictional journalism in books like ``Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,'' fatally shot himself Sunday night at his home, his son said. He was 67.

``Hunter prized his privacy and we ask that his friends and admirers respect that privacy as well as that of his family,'' Juan Thompson said in a statement released to the Aspen Daily News.

Well, maybe he'll meet up with Oscar Ocosta in the great beyond...


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