We lost another warrior.
Hunter S Thompson has died of a self-inflicted gun shot (although I don't know if that means by accident or design).
I loved his sheer fierceness, and savagery - it made my own sarcasm sound pretty tame and British. Of course, he might sometimes have been difficult to hang out or work with - but I can't tell because we never met, and I don't know how to decide what aspects of his public persona might also have formed part of the private man.
Either way - another of the great people who I thought of as one of 'my team or karass' has gone when we really could have done with him still doing what he did so well.
Kick those White House bastards in the balls!