born in Louisville, Kentucky on July 18, 1937.
Also known as "Raoul Duke" or "Dr. Gonzo", Thompson originated as a sports journalist for numerous publications. He went on to work for Rolling Stone during the late 60s and 70s. He has also published several very popular and critically acclaimed books, including "Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas" which was turned into a film by Terry Gilliam in 1998, starring Johnny Depp as Thompson himself and Benicio Del Toro as well. He has been known to stretch the truth at times, usually the result of self-proclaimed usage of heroic amounts of hardcore drugs. Many critics dismiss his unusual style due to his mixture of fact with fiction at times, but he is widely considered a literary genius and an icon of outspoken, unapologetic social commentary.

here is an example of his writing from "Fear & Loathing On The Campaign Trail '72"...

"There are only two ways to make it in big-time politics today: One is to come on like a mean dinosaur, with a high-powered machine that scares the shit out of your entrenched opposition (like Daley or Nixon) . . . and the other is to tap the massive, frustrated energies of a mainly young, disillusioned electorate that has long since abandoned the idea that we all have a DUTY to vote. This is like being told you have a DUTY to buy a new car, but you have to choose immediately between a Ford and a Chevy."
Jose Contreras: I think that Hunter S. Thompson's writing suffered as a result of his drug use.
Bruce Lee: you pig motherfucking little boy felcher! Thompson's writing is much more interesting when the affect of drugs is apparent.
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A genius who will never be understood.

Spent most of the time he wasn't writing brilliant books wrecking hotel rooms, experimenting with chemicals, searching for the American Dream, and throwing grapefruits at Samoans.
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A talented writer who wrote Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, the Rum Diary, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail, and other works. Created gonzo jounalism.
He commited suicide for reasons we may never know.
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An fantastic journalist circa 1960's. His writings often include topics from Nixon to Hells Angels. Fear And Loathing in Las Vegas is his best known work. Mainly for the fact that it surfaced when Johnny Depp had emerged from being the guy from 21 Jump Street
The best damn author ever has to be Hunter S. Thompson
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Y: "And?"

X: "The poor bastard used the kit."

Y: "So... is he dead?"

X: "Yeah man, thanks to Death."
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