RIP Dr. Gonzo
Not really surprising when you think about. I mean, who expected him to go quietly?
Say what you will about him - he was batshit crazy, twisted, out of his mind,you hate his politics, etc. - but the man knew how to paint with words.
Myths and legends die hard in America. We love them for the extra dimension they provide, the illusion of near-infinite possibility to erase the narrow confines of most men's reality. Weird heroes and mould-breaking champions exist as living proof to those who need it that the tyranny of "the rat race" is not yet final.
--- Hunter Thompson, in Pageant (Sept. 1969)
Lots of stuff about HST, for the curious.