“There he goes. One of God’s own prototypes. Some kind of high powered
mutant never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live,
and too rare to die. ” H.S.T.
Wow. We really had a moment here at I am Correct. Somehow people came from everywhere to read my piece on Hunter. There was an insane response which I did not expect. In the year I have been writing for this site, I have received about 1500 visitors all together. Generally, I get about 15 hits a day. Between last night and right now (7 pm Denver time) I have received 16,000 additional unique visitors. As you can see below, hundreds left comments on the first piece. Though one did indicate I should “get a life”, the rest were kind words and memories of Hunter.
I am not going to do an appreciation of Hunter’s work here, not very soon anyway. You all know and loved his writing and discovered it in your own way… so I certainly won’t be the guy to tell you how to remember him. What I will work to do is become a clearing house of information on the situation, along with my ever present assesment of things.
First things first, the local NBC news team was in Woody Creek today doing their evening broadcast interviewing folks from Woody Creek. They said that the family is expected to hold a press conference tomorrow in Aspen. They also said it is not known what kind of service their will be, of if the public is invited. Here is the story from the Denver Post, where it was the front page story, and another piece here.
What seems to be emerging is that Hunter has been in tremendous physical pain because of broken bones and surgery in the last year. He had been rendered pretty much immobile and it was bothering him. Obviously details are few right now, but I will hazard to say this. Whatever the motivation, it was not an accident. Hunter was brilliant with both guns and drugs… and safe too. For whatever reason he opted out, I fully believe he understood the ramifications and made a conscious decisions.
I will work to keep this page updated with any and all HST info as it comes out. I am hoping for (and expecting) some formal news about all this tomorrow. I am also hoping for a public memorial at a park in Woody Creek or something this weekend. I will be making the drive from Denver if there is something I can attend.
Thank you all for stopping by, and your kind words about Hunter. As a community, it has made this easier.