Christopher Hitchens is dead at 62


Graydon Carter, editor of Vanity Fair magazine...

Hitchens

Hitchens one of the great writers has died of throat cancer. He was in Houston being treated for the cancer when he died.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-16212418

He died from pneumonia, a complication of the oesophageal cancer he had , at a Texas hospital.

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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