Johnny Depp is helping to grant the last wish of one of his literary heroes, Hunter S Thompson, by paying for a memorial that will also blast the writer's ashes over his estate in Colorado.

Eccentric Thompson, who took his own life in February (05), asked that his remains be fired from a cannon and scattered over his Woody Creek ranch.

Depp, who played Thompson in the movie adaptation of the journalist's quirky FEAR + LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS, will reportedly pay for a tower resembling Thompson's fist, which will house the author and bomb expert's beloved cannon.

27/05/2005 19:51