Hunter Thompson and Gary Webb (a journalist who wrote on the CIA involvement in the distribution of crack cocaine in Los Angeles) and James Hatfield (who wrote a book called Fortunate Son) have all been reported to have committed suicide. All the suicides have occurred in the last 12 months.
Thompson was concerned that he could have be suicided by the government in an interview he had with KDNK radio two years ago. He felt his anti Bush stance was dangerous and that one day soon he might join the ranks of others who as he put it "were eliminated by the government". This can be heard on Democracy Now! Wednesday, Feb 23rd.
While Thompson's death seems by all reports to have been a suicide, this is occurring while Death Squads are remerging and teams of secret Pentagon controlled security Police are being formed to root out "terrorists" nationally and internationally.