February 20th, 2005

Self-Portrait 3

Man, FUCK.

Hunter S. Thompson, the acerbic counterculture writer who popularized a new
form of journalism in books like "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas," fatally
shot himself Sunday night at his Aspen-area 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.

Pitkin County Sheriff Bob Braudis, a personal friend of Thompson, confirmed
the death to the News. Sheriff's officials did not return calls to The
Associated Press late Sunday.