Sunday, February 20, 2005

Gonzo Journalist, Thompson, Dies Of Gonzo Natural Causes

Denver--Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, the man who founded the drug-crazed, first-person form of writing known as "gonzo journalism,"has died of gonzo-natural causes. He was 67.

Thompson shot himself in the head in his Aspen compound.

Gonzo Journalism, a method of writing in which the reporter makes themselves an essential part of the story, was pioneered by Thompson, as well as Tom Wolfe and Gay Talese.

Thompson's magnum opus, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, was eventually transferred to cinematic from in 1998, by a movie title of the same name.

Other works include The Curse of Lono, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail, The Great Shark Attack, and the notable docu-tome, Hells Angels.

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