|Photo: San Francisco Chronicle|
|Owsley Stanley spent his life avoiding photos. This one was taken at a 1967 arraignment for LSD.|
Owsley “Bear” Stanley, a 1960s counterculture figure who became the official acid chemist for the Grateful Dead and who flooded the hippie scene with powerful LSD, died in a car crash in his adopted home country of Australia on Thursday, according to his family. He was 76.