Andrew Hunter at the Herald Sun wrote this in his piece on the death of the father of Gonzo journalism -
While his fans mourn the death of Hunter S. Thompson - journalist, novelist, humorist and politician - his family, friends and colleagues are dealing with the loss of the man behind the myth. Whoever he was.
Yeah. Sad. But a brilliant man in a country that doesn't nurture its creative talents. Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas is one of the great books of the 20th century.