On February 20th, 2005 at the age of 67, in Woody Creek, Colorado, Hunter S. Thompson would die by a self inflicted gunshot to the head. His body would go on to be cremated so that his final wish could be accomplished; for his ashes to be fired from a cannon into the stratosphere. While Bob Dylan's, Mr. Tambourine Man played, he was loaded into a 150 foot or 47 meter cannon adorned with his famous symbol, a double thumbed fist, clenching a peyote button. Those of note in attendance included Jack Nicholson, Bill Murray, Josh Hartnett, Sean Penn and Lyle Lovett. A close friend of Thompson, Johnny Depp, would finance the eccentric ceremony. I guess Hunter went out with a bang after all.