Hunter S. Thompson’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Jul 18, 1937

Death Date

February 20, 2005

Age of Death

67 years

Cause of Death




The journalist Hunter S. died at the age of 67. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Founder of the Gonzo journalist movement whose legacy includes Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Hell’s Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs. He became a counter culture icon for his drug use, patriotism, and resounding literary voice.

He was the eldest child of Virginia Ray Davison and Jack Robert Thompson, who died when Hunter was young. He was married to Anita Thompson from 2003 until his death in 2005. He had a son named Juan Fitzgerald Thompson.



“In a closed society where everybody’s guilty, the only crime is getting caught. In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity.” (Hunter S. Thompson)


“I have long understood that losing always comes with the territory when you wander into the gambling business, just as getting crippled for life is an acceptable risk in the linebacker business. They both are extremely violent sports, and pain is part of the bargain. Buy the ticket, take the ride.” (Hunter S. Thompson)


“I learned a long time ago that reality was much weirder than anyone’s imagination.” (Hunter S. Thompson)


“Marathon running, like golf, is a game for players, not winners. That is why Callaway sells golf clubs and Nike sells running shoes. But running is unique in that the world’s best racers are on the same course, at the same time, as amateurs, who have as much chance of winning as your average weekend warrior would scoring a touchdown in the NFL.” (Hunter S. Thompson)


“The Edge… there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over.” (Hunter S. Thompson)