Author Hunter S Thompson’s ashes will be fired by cannon across his American estate, as requested in his will.
The bizarre ceremony will take place in August (05), after a giant cannon has been built and mounted inside a 16-metre (54-feet) tall sculpture of a ‘Gonzo fist’ – Thompson’s trademark and a nod to the ‘gonzo’ style of journalism he invented – which itself will stand on a 30-metre (100-feet) high pillar.
The event will be part of a ceremony to celebrate the life of the writer, who committed suicide at his secure compound near Aspen, Colorado, in February (05) at the age of 67.
His wife Anita says, “It’s expensive, but worth every penny. I’d like to have several explosions. He loved explosions.”
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