Bill Cardoso

William J. (Bill) Cardoso (died February 26 2006) was an American journalist, best known as the coiner of the word gonzo. He was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts and raised in Somerville, Massachusetts. He was the youngest of three brothers and had one daughter, Linda Cardoso.

He studied journalism at Boston University and in 1967 he joined the "Boston Globe" and shortly thereafter became editor of the "Globe" Sunday magazine. He eventually settled in California. While not as well-known as his literary friends, he wrote for many publications in the 1960s and 1970s such as "Crawdaddy!", "Harper's Weekly", "New Times","Ramparts", and "Rolling Stone". He was also a good friend of Hunter S. Thompson and was present for the legendary Rumble in the Jungle. His work was collected in a 1984 volume called "The Maltese Sangweech and Other Heroes". He also fondly shared his memories of Hunter S. Thompson with E. Jean Carroll for her 1993 biography, "Hunter".

He died of heart failure in the early morning of February 26, 2006, at his home in Kelseyville, California at 68.

References

#cite web | title=Bill Cardoso; journalist helped define Hunter Thompson image | url=http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2006/03/15/bill_cardoso_journalist_helped_define_hunter_thompson_image/?page=2 | accessmonthday = March| accessyear=2006

External links

* [http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/03/05/BAGFOHIRT21.DTL&hw=cardoso&sn=001&sc=1000 Bill Cardoso -- journalist who coined the word 'Gonzo']
* [http://www.gonzo.org/hst/friends.asp?ID=1 Bill Cardoso]


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