Hunter S. Thompson, Raoul Duke. The godfather of gonzo journalism. At all ended with a single gunshot on February 20, 2005.
From the archives:
“That was the inspiring thing about him. Thompson seemed to be the embodiment of the William Blake quote, ‘The path of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.’ And while Thompson appeared to have reached the palace, my friends and family were more fixated on the charred skeletons who had died along the side of the path.”