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Family members and invited guest remember "gonzo" journalist
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ASPEN, Colo. It was a celebration of sorts as friends and family of the late Hunter S. Thompson gathered Saturday night at a luxury hotel in Aspen, Colorado, to remember the writer with a private party.

In keeping with Thompson's wishes, the memorial celebration was closed to reporters and the public.

The hotel's ballroom was adorned with a giant American flag and an almost life-size black-and-white photo cutout of Thompson standing in front of it.

Outside the ballroom were dozens of photographs of Thompson.

Among the invited guests were actor Johnny Depp, who portrayed Thompson in a film adaptation of "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas," and John Cusack.

Thompson shot himself February 20th at his nearby home in Woody Creek.

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