Who wrote the self-biographical novel, upon which the film 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas', which starred Johnny Depp, was based?

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Who wrote the self-biographical novel, upon which the film 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas', which starred Johnny Depp, was based?

Hunter S. Thompson

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The film 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas' from 1988 is based upon a novel of the same name, written by Hunter S. Thompson. He was known as a proponent for the so-called Gonzo-journalism where the journalist is central to the story itself. Hunter S. Thompson died in 2005 when he committed suicide in his home-state Colorado.

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