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Death of a poet

Dear Editor: Dr. Thompson has once again taken the helm of his ship – this time into a direction many don’t necessarily understand and most are heartbroken by.The questions of “Why?”, “Why now?” and “Why at all?” have left legions of admirers trying to make sense of this terrible void that has been left inside each one of us. I never had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Thompson. I came upon his work mere months ago and haven’t been able or willing to stop reading. His work has become an addiction like no other – there is just something about that universal “a-ha” feeling – that there is someone else out there who gets it, who understands the score and who isn’t afraid to sermonize his perspective in print for the world to experience. For those reasons, I will continue to have the utmost respect, admiration and affection for this man and his work.I am hopeful that Dr. Thompson has inspired those he touched to speak out, no matter how weird, or unpopular, or political or cosmic. We owe it to him and the legacy he has left behind. We owe it to ourselves as members of a twisted American culture.Despite the sometimes brashness of his subject matter, Dr. Thompson always wrote with an undeniably eloquent rhythm.Truly, we have suffered the death of a poet.My sincerest condolences to Hunter Thompson’s family and friends.D.M. HartColumbus, Ohio


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