Hunter Stockton Thompson was an American journalist and author. He is credited as the creator of Gonzo journalism, a style of reporting where reporters involve themselves in the action to such a degree that they become central figures of their stories. He is known also for his unrepentant lifelong use of alcohol, LSD, mescaline, and cocaine (among other substances); his love of firearms; his inveterate hatred of Richard Nixon; and his iconoclastic contempt for authoritarianism. While suffering a bout of health problems, he committed suicide in 2005, at the age of 67.
- Title: Hunter S. Thompson
- Popularity: 2.005
- Known For: Acting
- Birthday: 1937-07-18
- Place of Birth: Louisville, Kentucky, USA
- Also Known As: Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, Hunter Stockton Thompson