How Hunter S. Thompson Died: Date of Death, Age of Death, Birthday, and More!

Hunter S. Thompson reached the respectable age of 67 years. Find out the cause of death and more exciting information regarding the death of this famous journalist.

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.

How did Hunter S. Thompson die?

Hunter S. Thompson's death was caused by Suicide.

Information about the death of Hunter S. Thompson
Cause of deathSuicide
Age of death67 years
BirthdayJuly 18, 1937
Death dateFebruary 20, 2005
Place of deathN/A
Place of burialN/A


Gambling can turn into a dangerous two-way street when you least expect it. Weird things happen suddenly, and your life can go all to pieces.

Hunter S. Thompson

As long as I’m learning something, I figure I’m OK – it’s a decent day.

Hunter S. Thompson

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

Hunter S. Thompson

The TV business is uglier than most things. It is normally perceived as some kind of cruel and shallow money trench through the heart of the journalism industry, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free and good men die like dogs, for no good reason.

Hunter S. Thompson

America… just a nation of two hundred million used car salesmen with all the money we need to buy guns and no qualms about killing anybody else in the world who tries to make us uncomfortable.

Hunter S. Thompson