'Hunter S Thompson dead'
'Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas' author Hunter S Thompson has committed suicide, his son said today. The 67-year-old died last night of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound in his home in Aspen, US, Pikin County Sheriff officials said. The authorís wife, Anita, was not home at the time. "Hunter prized his privacy and we ask that his friends and admirers respect that privacy as well as that of his family" his son Juan Thompson said in a statement released to the Aspen Daily News.