Going out with a bang

By jaredmoshe | Jared Moshé's Blog July 12, 2005 at 4:16AM

Going out with a bang

I'm mixed about his writing and the style of journalism he pioneered, but what a way to go.

"ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Friends and family of gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson are preparing to pepper the sky with the late writer's ashes. His cremated remains will be shot into the air Aug. 20 from a cannon installed on a 150-foot-high tower behind his home in Woody Creek.

The 67-year-old Thompson, who had been in failing health, shot himself at his home on Feb. 20 after a long and flamboyant career.

Johnny Depp, a close friend of Thompson's, has hired a Beverly Hills, Calif., events planner to oversee the event, which will be closed to the public." More.