Lawsuit claims Johnny Depp spent $3 million blasting Hunter S. Thompson’s ashes out of a cannon

Depp had played Thompson, the famed writer of fiction, nonfiction and plenty in between, in “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.”

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The celebration of Hunter S. Thompson’s life that culminated in blasting (some of) the author’s ashes out of a fist-shaped cannon is a featured detail in a lawsuit brought against Johnny Depp by his former business managers, according to NBC News

The lawsuit, which NBC reports is the latest step in a financial battle between Depp and The Management Group, includes many claims of lavish spending, including $3 million on the cannon blast.

Depp had played Thompson, the famed writer of fiction, nonfiction and plenty in between, in “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.”

Thompson will soon be the focus of a film by Bobby Kennedy III, who secured $300,000 in rebates from Colorado’s Economic Development Commission to produce here in the state. The Denver Post has reported that “Freak Power,” about Thompson’s 1970 campaign for Pitkin County Sheriff, will be filmed this summer.

Dave Burdick

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