Hunter S. Thompson Funeral Was paid for by Johnny Depp!
On August 20, 2005 Johnny Depp gave his friend and the creator of “gonzo journalism”, Hunter S Thompson, a grand send off at a personal cost of over $3 million dollars.
A self-inflicted gunshot wound ended the life of 67 year old Hunter S. Thompson, who had been living with severe pain for a number of years.
As was his wish, his ashes were blown into the sky out of a custom built, 153 foot cannon tower. The extravagant tower was paid for in full by Johnny Depp.
“All I’m doing is trying to make sure his last wish comes true,” said Depp at the time. “I just want to send my pal out the way he wants to go out.”Johnny Depp
The notable names joining Depp at the private funeral included, Sean Penn, Bill Murray, Jack Nicholson, and Senators John Kerry and George McGovern. The next day The New York Times reported on the event.
The Funeral of Hunter S. Thompson
The first half of the video is of Hunter S. Thompson planning his funeral some 20 years before it takes place.
In the second half of the video you see the cannon shooting Thompson’s ashes into the night sky along with fireworks and music.
Everyone needs a friend like Johnny Depp.