Hunter Thompson
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Hunter Stockton Thompson (1937 - 2005)

Hunter Stockton Thompson
Born in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USAmap
Ancestors ancestors
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Woody Creek, Pitkin County, Colorado, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 29 May 2016
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Hunter Stockton Thompson was born on July 18, 1937, in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky[1] and died on February 20, 2005, in Woody Creek, Pitkin County, Colorado.[2][3]

Hunter S. Thompson was an American journalist and author. He committed suicide in 2005 at age 67.

"In accordance with his wishes, his ashes were fired out of a cannon in a ceremony funded by his friend Depp and attended by friends including then-Senator John Kerry and Jack Nicholson."

Notable Works

Hell's Angels
The Rum Diary
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72
The Curse of Lono

Kentucky pioneer John Finnell was his 4th GGF. Revolutionary war patriot Robert Stockton was his 4th GGF. Ambassador Joe Wilson was his 5th cousin.


  1. "Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 29 May 2016), Hunter S Thompson, 1937; citing Birth, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States, Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort.
  2. Hunter's tombstone is on
  3. "United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 29 May 2016), Hunter S Thompson, 20 Feb 2005; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

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