Gonzo is dead
Alas, Hunter S. Thompson, the inventor and prime practitioner of "Gonzo" journalism, has apparently taken his own life at the age of 67. Thompson authored such classics as "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" (with it's memorable first line ""We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold.") as well as many articles and books dealing with sports and politics including his account of being part of the traveling presidential campaign press corp "Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trial '72". He was found dead at his infamous Aspen ranch "Woody Creek".
One of his last interviews including his take on the Bush regime can be found at Salon.
(Thanks to alert Dopester LatinV for the tip)