In compliance with his wishes, Dr. Hunter S. Thompson will have his remains blasted out of a 150 foot tall monument at his Woody Creek, CO home this Saturday.

“He envisioned it to be a beautiful party. The most amazing people would be there. His friends would celebrate his life. And he was even specific that there would be clinking of ice and whisky.” Among those clinking will be Sean Penn and longtime friend Johnny Depp, who helped cover most of the cost for both the party and the monument. The plans for the monument post-party are uncertain, but Anita says there’s chance the sculpture, depicting Thompson’s gonzo logo of a double-thumbed fist, might be erected elsewhere. (AP)

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