"Hunter prized his privacy and we ask that his friends and admirers respect that privacy as well as that of his family," Juan Thompson said in a statement released to the Aspen Daily News.
Pitkin County Sheriff Bob Braudis, a personal friend of Thompson, confirmed the death to the News. Sheriff's officials did not return calls to The Associated Press late Sunday."
(The irony is that I just linked his sydnicated ESPN column through livejournal, thinking I might give it another go. Shit, huh? I fucking adored Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.)