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Hunter S. Thompson Shoots Himself

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Hunter S. Thompson fatally shoots himself
"For the whole point on this picaresque is that the American-style rogue-hero must not merely tease or insult the Silent Majority, but abuse it, outrage it, twist it, hurt it, smash it," he once wrote.

I'll admit, I'm not a big HST fan. But, he was an icon of antiauthority and the founder of "gonzo journalism" which subsequently metastatized into Dan Rather, Steve Irwin (the "Crocodile Hunter") and reality TV. His passing, by self-inflicted gunshot wound, was probably predictable.