March 23, 2005

"Gonzo Trust" to manage Thompson estate . . .


The will of Hunter S. Thompson was made public Monday, reports an Associated Press wire story, and it “calls for all his property to flow into ‘The Gonzo Trust’ to be managed by three people the writer knew for years.” The three are historian attorneys Hal Haddon and George Tobia, and historian Douglas Brinkley, who was also appointed literary executor. The will now “inventory the estate during the next several months.”

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