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Thompson's Will Calls for 'Gonzo Trust'

March 23, 2005|From Associated Press

ASPEN, Colo. — Hunter S. Thompson's will calls for all his property to flow into "the Gonzo Trust," to be managed by three people the writer knew for years.

The will, dated June 27, 2003, was filed in state court Feb. 23, three days after the 67-year-old writer took his life at his home in Woody Creek, near Aspen. It was made public Monday.

Trustees are attorneys Hal Haddon of Denver and George Tobia of Boston, and historian Douglas Brinkley of New Orleans.

Tobia said the trustees would inventory the estate in the next several months. Brinkley said he would manage Thompson's writings and book contracts and find a home for his archives.

The will does not detail what the estate contains or how it should be distributed.

Thompson is survived by his wife, Anita; a son and daughter-in-law; and a grandson.

Anita Thompson said she did not know any details of the will. She has said she is moving forward with plans for the Hunter S. Thompson Foundation to help people in the prison system.

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