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Hunter S Thompson’s suicide note

Hunter S. Thompson killed himself on 20 February 2005. Doesn’t seem like four years ago. Paste magazine reveals his suicide note.

“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.”

At the top of the note, “Football Season Is Over” had been scribbled in black – it had been three weeks since the conclusion of the Super Bowl.

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Richard Davies

14 Responses to “Hunter S Thompson’s suicide note”

  1. Beth Carswell

    So sad. I just can’t imagine ever being unhappy enough to really quit life. I’m already someone who goes to bed too late because I worry I’ll miss something. What if someone writes the best book ever RIGHT after I die, and I never get to read it?

    A strange note. Seems almost more like a pep talk for himself. Poor guy.

  2. Richard Davies

    Indeed. What a loss!


  3. Hes a baller

  4. Abigail Watson July 27, 2009 at 10:26 am

    Hunter sure was a great guy, and a fantastic writer. I’m sure his best friend Johnny Depp misses him a lot – as they were best friends, and Depp did a great job bringing Hunter’s book “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” to the big screen.

    I hope Hunter’s found the peace of mind in death that he couldn’t find in life.

  5. He was working on a story on 911, and had found proof that the towers were brought down by explosives. He was going to publish this. The day after he “committed suicide” whilst on the phone to his wife. It was not a suicide, it was an assassination.

  6. HA!!!

    go get um hunter. transform. the cycle continues, hunter not gone. he is still here more than any of us. plus now he has won the game and figured out how to play it his way. I admire his end.

  7. James is correct…SUICIDED!….GOOGLE the truth folks!

  8. yeah poor end, although he definitely understood life to a point where he didn’t need to live anymore, he got that life after a certain point, is just purgatory no? u get sick, you die slowly and painfully. he lived life fast and didn’t need to live anymore.

  9. I think the movie really did it for him, and then he just wanted to see how the turn of the century would be like, and then got all mixed in with Bush’s politics. If he had his 60th birthday in 1988, he would of already killed himself on that night, he burnt out in the early 80s. The curse of lono was his last great novel. Not including Kingdom of fear, which isnt really a work of fiction, its more a memior, hence him burning out two decades earlier. Still, his sucide is a mother fucker, cause i would of loved to of drove up to his colorado ranch and fuck with him.

  10. “I would really feel trapped by this life if I didn’t know I could end it at any moment.”

  11. Hunter talked about his suicide way before he was 67. That was his style. He was shot out of a giant Gonzo Fist. (Two Thumbs) Thats why his family dosn’e seem so bothered by it. It would be a shame for him to go out any other way.

  12. taking into consideration that this is a suicide note from one of the most brilliant and talented writers that has ever lived- i like it. though it is short, it is “short & sweet” & to the point, much like his style of writing. i like the very last bit most of all. “Relax- This won’t hurt.” i imagine if i were to pull a gun on myself i would appreciate any form of reassurance before i pulled the trigger. i hate that he was never able to publish the story of the WTC attacks though..?

    “Happiness is a warm gun.”

    R. <3

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