Hunter S. Thompson
Also Known As: Dr. Hunter S. Thompson. Hunter Stockton Thompson
Born: 7/18/37
Died: 2/20/05
Age at Death: 67
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Biography
Hunter Stockton Thompson was an American journalist and author. He is credited as the creator of Gonzo journalism, a style of reporting where reporters involve themselves in the action to such a degree that they become central figures of their stories. He is known also for his unrepentant lifelong use of alcohol, LSD, mescaline, and cocaine (among other substances); his love of firearms; his inveterate hatred of Richard Nixon; and his iconoclastic contempt for authoritarianism. While suffering a bout of health problems, he committed suicide in 2005, at the age of 67. Description above from the Wikipedia article Hunter S. Thompson, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
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