Hunter S. Thompson: Fascinating Facts About the Godfather of Gonzo Journalism

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The legacy of famed writer Hunter S. Thompson is accompanied by bizarre tales, profound quirks — and some of the greatest literary material in history. Although he was a trailblazer, Thompson is remembered for much more than his revolutionary approach to journalism.

Other journalists remarked on the "gonzo" life he led, from his strange pets to his chaotic relationships to his fascinating ascension into his field-altering career. The phrase "gonzo journalism" was coined to describe his unique way of reporting. Check out these other intriguing facts about the "Godfather of Gonzo Journalism," Hunter S. Thompson.