|Johnny Depp to Fund Hunter Thompson's Memorial.
||[May. 27th, 2005|04:51 pm]
Apparently, Johnny Depp will make Hunter S. Thompson's wish come true.
Depp Paying For Cannon Tower For 'Gonzo' Journalist's Memorial
AP - Playing Hunter S. Thompson in "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" apparently had a big effect on actor Johnny Depp.
Depp is covering the cost of a 150-foot tower with a cannon to shoot Thompson's ashes onto his ranch.
The cannon blast will happen Aug. 20 -- six months after Thompson shot himself to death in his home. The tower is being designed to look like Thompson's "gonzo fist" emblem.
As Thompson requested, his ashes will be shot out of the cannon onto his property.
The memorial will be private.