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Old 02-21-2005, 01:06 PM   #1
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Well, there is not much to say about this one except there are a few of us that will really miss Hunter.

Yes, he abused drugs, alcohol, and almost everything else he could get his hands on, and yes this was probably inevitable, but I did not think it would happen at such a young age for him.

As strange as it sounds, I hope that this was not a mistake (i.e. that it was a fluke as the outcome of heavy drug use), but that he actually meant this to be the result of his actions.

He was quirky, he was brilliant, and those are things no one can take away from him.

However tragic, he was a man who lived his own destiny, and if this is what he wanted his destiny to be, so be it.

I feel bad for his family as suicide is the final selfish maneuver, but I do hope he is where he wants to be now.

Bye Gonzo.


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Old 02-21-2005, 01:10 PM   #2
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May you RIP Hunter.

Into the heart of a child...
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Old 02-21-2005, 01:14 PM   #3
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Thompson had been in pain from back surgery and an artificial hip. And he had broken his leg on a recent trip to Hawaii.

"He said he was executing a hairpin turn at the minibar when he broke it," said Hooper, who said he was acting as the family's spokesman. "Hunter was one of the literary giants of the 20th century. We are all just shocked."
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just appreciation for what he contributed
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Old 02-21-2005, 01:29 PM   #4
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Old 02-21-2005, 04:15 PM   #5
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i was devastated when i heard the news last night.

i remember quoting him back and forth with you in the past, ouizy.

this is a man who will be missed.
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Old 02-21-2005, 04:26 PM   #6
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ACK. First Spalding Gray then Hunter S.

All the interesting gonzos are leaving us.
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It's unfortunate that such a talented person felt the need to take his own life. I loved the guy. RIP Hunter.
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Rest in Peace, Raoul Duke.

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