Johnny Depp Paid $3 Million to Shoot Hunter S. Thompson’s Ashes From a Cannon

The wild spender routinely burns through $2 million a month.


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Johnny Depp has recently run into some money problems, attributable to such excesses as dropping $3 million to have Hunter S. Thompson‘s ashes blasted from a cannon. 

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After Depp sued his business managers on Tuesday claiming they had grossly mismanaged his funds, his former managers, of The Management Group, filed a countersuit citing the actor’s wild spending habits.

The actor reportedly burns through $2 million a month, has spent $75 million on 14 homes and even threw away $4 million on a failed record label. His managers claim they warned the actor he was living well beyond his means, but say that the advice would send him into angry hysterics.

At least he did some good with that money. The suit states that Depp bankrolled the funeral services for author Hunter S. Thompson, who Depp befriended after playing him in the 1998 movie Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. One of the dying wishes of Thompson, who committed suicide in 2005, was to have his ashes shot out of a cannon, a request to which Depp obliged.

No judgement here. We just hope Depp, who spends $150,000 a month on security, $30,000 a month on wine and $300,000 a month maintaining 40 staff, curbs his spending habits soon.

h/t The Guardian