Sending Off Hunter S. Thompson

‘Have an objective to give your bender a theme. For instance,
stalking and killing a wild pig with a bowie knife.’

Words to live by, courtesy of Hunter S. Thompson. At once a
journalism visionary and destroyer, Thompson broke the mold of
‘truth’ in reporting, rejecting objectivity in favor of radically
personal, opinionated, and drug-infused narratives that aspired to
accuracy through honesty. He killed himself Sunday with a shot to
the head.

Here’s a selection of obituaries, reflections, and
reminiscences:


Depraved and Decadent: Adventures with Thompson

By Ralph Steadman, The Guardian

The
Proverbial ‘Live Boy’

By William Rivers Pitt, truthout

As
Gonzo in Life as in His Work

By Tom Wolfe, The Wall Street Journal


Writer Hunter S. Thompson commits suicide: Father of ‘gonzo
journalism’ had served in Air Force

By Bruce Rolfsen, Air Force Times


The Duke of Hazard

By Cintra Wilson, Salon.com


Guns, gonzo and whiskey

By Nancy Lofholm and Troy Hooper, Denver Post

The
Thompson Style: A Sense of Self, and Outrage

By David Carr, The New York Times (registration
required)


Head Shot: Hunter S. Thompson left this world the way he lived —
with a bang

By Bruce Van Wyngarden, The Memphis Flyer

Hunter
S. Thompson Dies

By James Sullivan, Rolling Stone


To write like Hunter S.

By Ed Quillen, Denver Post

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