Gram Parson, musical investor, lover of very fashionable attire (i.e. Nudie Suit), died on September 18, 1973, in room eight of the Joshua Tree Inn, near Joshua Tree National Park. Parsons’ body was partially cremated. His charred remains were recovered and returned to his family. Parsons’ remains were later buried in New Orleans.
He was one of the greatest American writers of all time. Also, an avid gun enthusiast, Hunter S. Thompson allegedly took himself out with a gunshot to the head—at Owl Farm, his “fortified compound” in Woody Creek, Colorado, at 5:42 p.m. on February 20, 2005. Rolling Stone published what Doug Brinkley described as a suicide note written by Thompson to his wife, titled “Football Season Is Over”. It read: “No More Games. No More Bombs. No More Walking. No More Fun. No More Swimming. 67. That is 17 years past 50. 17 more than I needed or wanted. Boring. I am always bitchy. No Fun — for anybody. 67. You are getting Greedy. Act your (old) age. Relax — This won’t hurt.”