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Depp Arranges Shooting of Thompson's Ashes
    #4225755 - 05/27/05 10:40 AM (13 years, 26 days ago)


Depp Arranges Shooting of Thompson's Ashes

By The Associated Press

ASPEN, Colo. - Organizers of a memorial for Hunter S. Thompson plan to erect a 150-foot structure ? courtesy of actor Johnny Depp ? to shoot the gonzo journalist's ashes onto his ranch near here.

Friends and acquaintances gathered Thursday to discuss the Aug. 20 invitation-only service, which will be six months after Thompson shot himself in his Woody Creek home.

Jon Equis, the event producer working with Thompson's family, said the tower will be 12 feet wide at the base and 8 feet wide at the top, where a cannon will be placed.

Depp, who portrayed the author in the movie version of Thompson's book "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" will pay for the tower, designed to resemble Thompson's "gonzo fist" emblem.

As Thompson requested, his ashes will be shot out of the cannon onto his property.

Equis said the tower will be constructed far from Woody Creek Road and covered with a black drape before the service to discourage tourists. A public event is expected to be planned later to commemorate the writer's life.

The August event will consist of "spoken word and live entertainment," Equis said. The cannon will be fired around sunset.

The event organizers must get the plans reviewed by the Pitkin County Community Development Department, but Thompson's widow, Anita Thompson, was supportive. She said the event will be a celebration.

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Re: Depp Arranges Shooting of Thompson's Ashes [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #4225768 - 05/27/05 10:44 AM (13 years, 26 days ago)


The only thing that burns in Hell is the part of you that won't let go of life, your memories, your attachments. They burn them all away. But they're not punishing you, they're freeing your soul. So, if you're frightened of dying and you're holding on, you'll see devils tearing your life away, but if you've made your peace, then the devils are really angels, freeing you from the earth...


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Re: Depp Arranges Shooting of Thompson's Ashes [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #4225804 - 05/27/05 11:00 AM (13 years, 26 days ago)

Nice post bro.

I'm going to scan a high times dedication article to Hunter S. Thompson. Came out in the July issue. Give me a little bit and it'll be ready. :smile:

m00nshine is currently vacationing in Maui. Rumor has it he got rolled by drunken natives and is currently prostituting himself in order to pay for airfare back to the mainland but he's having trouble juggling a hairon addiction. He won't be back for a long while.

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Re: Depp Arranges Shooting of Thompson's Ashes [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #4225932 - 05/27/05 11:48 AM (13 years, 26 days ago)

the government did him in cuz he was about to crack the 9/11 story.

All I know is The Growery is a place where losers who get banned here go.

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