Rolling Stone Prints Hunter's Suicide Note
Editors at music bible Rolling Stone have published a note written by gonzo journalist HUNTER S THOMPSON days before he committed suicide in February (05).
In what is believed to be the final thing the FEAR + LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS author wrote before he shot himself at his home in Colorado, Thompson clearly states he's nearing the end of his life and doesn't want to be "greedy" by demanding more time on earth.
The suicide note, titled 'Football Season Is Over', reads, "No More Games. No More Bombs. No More Walking. No More Fun. No More Swimming. 67. That is 17 years past 50. 17 more than I needed or wanted. Boring. I am always bitchy. No Fun - for anybody. 67. You are getting Greedy. Act your old age. Relax - This won't hurt."
Thompson reportedly wrote the note four days before he killed himself and left it for his wife ANITA.
The writer's friend and biographer DOUGLAS BRINKLEY suggests the title of the note explains why Thompson lost the will to live.
He writes, "February was always the cruelest month for Hunter S Thompson. An avid NFL (National Football League) fan, Hunter traditionally embraced the Super Bowl in January as the high-water mark of his year. February, by contrast, was doldrums time."
Rolling Stone magazine were the primary publishers of Thompson's celebrated journalism.