How can you admire a man that does this? -
The widow of US writer Hunter S Thompson has said her husband killed himself while they were speaking to one another on the telephone.
Thompson - best-known for his 1972 account of a drug-addled Nevada trip, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - shot himself on Sunday at his Colorado home.
His widow, Anita Thompson, 32, told the Aspen Daily News she heard the "clicking of the gun".
She said: "I was on the phone with him, he set the receiver down and did it."
What utter selfishness and disregard for his family. The admiration I had for the writer cannot be said for his lack of humanity. I have no problem if some old fart wants to blow his brains out, but to make your loved ones complicit in the act is despicable. And now his wife feels guilty -
"He wanted to leave on top of his game. I wish I could have been more supportive of his decision," she added.
"Fear and Loathing"? No, just the latter.