Category: General

Johnny offers $4 million to memorialize Hunter S. Thompson

ABC Entertainment News said today that plans to erect a 150-foot-tall, double-thumbed fist to honor legendary writer-journalist Hunter S. Thompson are underway. The memorial structure will be permanent and is intended to shoot the journalist’s ashes onto his ranch property in a ceremony to be held in August 2005, six months after Thompson committed suicide in his Woody Creek, Colorado Home.

Johnny Depp, who portrayed the writer-journalist in the movie, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas will pay for the tower and is rumored to have had a hand in the design of the structure.

The ceremony will be invitation-only. The cannon-fist will be fired around sunset.Thompson’s widow, Anita, has been quoted as saying, “the event will be a celebration.”

Johnny Depp: The acting outlaw

Tuesday, 25 January, 2005 – BBC News – Johnny Depp, whose latest role was Peter Pan creator JM Barrie in Finding Neverland, is celebrated as one of Hollywood’s most maverick talents…Depp has become an unlikely major star, given his preference for taking dark and idiosyncratic roles instead of surefire box office hits.