Media circus not part of Thompson funeral plan

Media interest in Hunter S. Thompson’s memorial service next weekend is coming from around the globe, but organizers are adamant that the invitation-only observance for the late Woody Creek journalist/author not turn into a media circus. By Janet Urquhart
Aspen Times – August 13, 2005.

“I think Depp wanted the object shrouded in secrecy – that’s why it’s not naked for the world to see,” said Woody Creek neighbor Michael Cleverly, referring to actor Johnny Depp, who has reportedly financed its construction. Depp was a close friend of Thompson’s and portrayed the late writer in the film version of Thompson’s seminal book, “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.”

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