Monday, February 21, 2005

So Long, Duke

From the Sun-Sentinel:

Hunter S. Thompson, the hard-living writer who inserted himself into his accounts of America’s underbelly and popularized a first-person form of journalism in books such as “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,” has committed suicide.

Thompson was found dead Sunday in his Aspen-area home of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, sheriff’s officials said. He was 67. Thompson’s wife, Anita, had gone out before the shooting and was not home at the time….

It’s sad, but I can’t imagine him going out any other way.

Update: In one of those odd coincidences, Thompson’s last article involves shotguns.