Fear and Loathing in Aspen

Hunter S. Thompson has killed himself:

“On Feb. 20, Dr. Hunter S. Thompson took his life with a gunshot to the head at his fortified compound in Woody Creek, Colorado. The family will shortly provide more information about memorial service and media contacts. 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.

“Details and interviews may be forthcoming when the family has had the time to recover from the trauma of the tragedy,” Braudis said in an interview from Owl Farm, the rural Woody Creek home he moved into in the 1960s.


Whatever demons caused Thompson to kill himself were, I think, the same demons which made him one of America’s most compelling and iconoclastic writers. He’ll be missed.


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