Sometimes, things just keep getting weirder.
It has already been discussed how journalists who are too critical of the BFEE seem to meet an untimely end (1, 2). Then, Hunter S. Thompson checks out, leaving many to ask why.
Thompson was critical of the Bush regime from way back, as in this interview, and he may have had knowledge of some bad things that happened, the revelation of which is unwelcome by those powerful people involved (here's more about the Franklin coverup).
Hey, I'm just sayin', you know? Just sayin'. I'm never surprised.