When police found his dead body on 20 February, gonzo journalist Hunter S Thompson was sitting upright in a chair at his desk by the kitchen stove. His chin was on his chest, blood was coming from his mouth, and a gun was lying on the floor near his right foot. And a piece of paper in a typewriter in front of Thompson carried the date “Feb 22 ’05” and the single word “counselor.” Read the full Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office police report on the Smoking Gun website.
The last moments (and note) of Hunter S Thompson
The grizzly and perplexing police report sheds plenty of detail, but not much light, on the death of the great gonzo journalist