Monday, February 21, 2005

Fw: [BAD SIGNAL]Hunter S Thompson Is Dead

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Sent: Sunday, February 20, 2005 10:32 PM
Subject: [BAD SIGNAL]Hunter S Thompson Is Dead

> bad signal
> 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.
> (AP)

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