Hunter S. Thompson died on the weekend. Suicide.
I may not have agreed with his politics, but boy, could he ever write about politics. I have his book Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72 and really enjoyed his gonzo depiction of the campaign. He was doing back then what modern-day bloggers are doing today, he was going out there and calling it as he saw it, and telling the truth as he saw it. It's really too bad he won't be around chronicling any more campaigns, he will be missed.