Hunter S. Thompson, a journalist who created gonzo journalism, would have turned 72 today.
Thompson wrote numerous books including â€œFear and Loathing in Las Vegas,â€ â€œFear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail â€™72,â€ â€œHellâ€™s Angelsâ€ and â€œThe Rum Diary.â€
He also wrote for many well known publications.
Gonzo journalism involves having the writer immerse themselves in the story so much to the point where they become a central figure in it.
â€œThe Rum Diaryâ€ was also one of the reasons I wanted to become a writer.
“I was not proud of what I had learned but I never doubted that it was worth knowing,” Hunter in â€œThe Rum Diaryâ€