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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.

Freak Power.


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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2005-05-27 09:21 pm (UTC)
I hoped that his wish would not go unanswered.
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[User Picture]From: anima
2005-05-27 09:56 pm (UTC)
I'm very proud of Mr. Depp :)
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2005-05-27 09:57 pm (UTC)
Depp went to live with Hunter for some time to learn his mannerisms and voice for Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

Depp also suggested that no one should have ever, under any circumstances, given HST their telephone number.
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From: jackwilson
2005-05-27 11:02 pm (UTC)
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From: wlee
2005-05-30 09:34 pm (UTC)
Johnny Depp has now fully garnered the highest of respects from me.

I dont know if it was Depp who said that when critics would say he over-exageratted HST too much, he'd reply "Have you ever actually MET Hunter???" I think that about sums that up, heh.

Go Johnny.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2005-05-30 09:39 pm (UTC)
Depp holds considerable skill. He becomes faceless, assuming the skin of most of his characters in film.

We'll overlook his "21 Jump Street" days.
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