Christopher Hitchens is dead at 62
Vanity Fair magazine, which announced his death, said there would “never be another like Christopher“.
He is survived by his wife, Carol Blue, and their daughter, Antonia, and his children from a previous marriage, Alexander and Sophia.
Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter described the writer as someone “of ferocious intellect, who was as vibrant on the page as he was at the bar”.
“Those who read him felt they knew him, and those who knew him were profoundly fortunate souls.”
He was British and then became an American citizen he wrote for Vanity Fair magazine and was on his book tour to promote Hitch-22, which is a great read, about his life, when his decline and diagnosis of cancer came about. He was just a young man really.
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Posted on December 16, 2011, in Book Trough and tagged Bon viveur, cancer, christopher hitchens, Conditions and Diseases, Esophageal cancer, Health, Hitch-22: A Memoir, htichens dead, vanity fair. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.