This is sad.
A man who was so intent on generating a remarkable voice that he retyped Hemingway’s novels just to understand how it was done, gave a final bit of dramatic tribute in turning a gun on himself.
And he wrote:
Gonzo journalism is a style of reporting based on William Faulkner’s idea that the best fiction is far more true than any kind of journalism – and the best journalists have always known this. Which is not to say that fiction is necessarily ‘more true’ than journalism – or vice versa – but that both ‘fiction’ and ‘journalism’ are artificial categories; and that both forms, at their best, are only two different means to the same end.