Monday, February 21, 2005

Hunter S. Thompson 1937-2005

I just read an obit that Hunter S. Thompson (best known today as the writer of Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas and as the inspiration for Duke in Doonesbury comic strip) has died. All of you may take that news for what it's worth, but I for one will remember the passing of one of the truly original writers of the 20th century.

3 Comments:

At 10:18 AM, Blogger cait said...

That's really depressing. Well, for a writer, he had a pretty long life.

HST fun fact: he had a cat named Jones.

 
At 12:45 PM, Blogger Ewan said...

I believe he shot himself even.

 
At 2:11 PM, Blogger Dave said...

It is just me, or is there an inordinate number of celebrities dying these days? Either there's some kind of epidemic, or I'm just aware of a lot of older celebs then I used to be

 

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