February 21, 2005

Gonzo art, too

Everyone else in the blogosphere from CJR to Billmon to TalkLeft to Digby has discussed Hunter Thompson's death, so I won't, except to say that I read most of what he wrote for Rolling Stone back in the 1970s. Billmon's post, however, reminded me that most of Thompson's articles were accompanied by illustrations from Ralph Steadman. Steadman has not yet commented on his collaborator's death, but his site is worth a look anyway.

Posted by Linkmeister at February 21, 2005 11:32 AM

John Raitt died on the same day. Not a good weekend.

Posted by: Christina at February 21, 2005 12:03 PM

No. I wonder what either man might have said upon learning of the odd coincidence. As I recall, Adams said, on his deathbed, "Jefferson still lives," not knowing that his colleague had died earlier the same day.

Posted by: Linkmeister at February 21, 2005 02:35 PM