Hunter Thompson Left Gonzo Sperm Behind

Writer's widow considering having the child he wanted to have with her
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 12, 2008 5:20 AM CST

(Newser) – Gonzo journalist and general wild man Hunter S. Thompson left more than just his writings behind when he committed suicide in 2005 at the age of 67, his widow tells Scotland's Sunday Herald. Anita Thompson, who was 35 years his junior, has the outlaw journalist's frozen sperm and is wrestling with the question of whether to bring another Thompson into the world. The writer has one surviving son by another woman.

"I believe it's something Hunter would want, but at this point in my life I'm a little fearful of making that kind of decision," she said. "I wouldn't want to do it as a way of replicating Hunter, of prolonging Hunter, or as a way of filling the void."

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