The 'S' in Hunter S. Thompson is for Stockton.
1937 - 2005.
He is the author of FearAndLoathingInLasVegas, FearAndLoathingOnTheCampaignTrail? and several other books.
Several of HST's books have been illustrated by RalphSteadman, which has made the books even weirder.
HST invented Gonzo Journalism.
HST is the OriginalInspiration? for UncleDuke of DoonesburyComicstrip fame. -- OleAndersen
Committed suicide on Feb 20, 2005.
And his ashes were shot out of a vertically-oriented cannon of his own design at his funeral. EXCELLENT!