Published on

Out with a Bang


Hunter S Thompson, colorful writer who led a life most bizarre, wanted a denoument no less bizarre. He shot himself to death, and then wanted his remains “blasted into the sky.”

His faithful wife assembled a few people together Saturday for a morbid ceremony where a

[…] a combination of fireworks and the writer's ashes were blasted into the sky from the top of a 153ft tower in a series of red, white, blue and green flashes.

Cannonization, alright. I've heard rumors that he'll be called Sainnt Thompson from now on.

Through the Indpendent.