visionary Posted December 16, 2011 Share Posted December 16, 2011 http://abcnews.go.com/US/christopher-hitchens-controversial-author-television-personality-dies/story?id=13214700 Christopher Hitchens, the maverick essayist, unabashed atheist and cable television gladiator whose long list of targets included Bill Clinton, Henry Kissinger, and even Mother Teresa and organized religion, has died from pneumonia, a complication of esophageal cancer. He was 62.Hitchens died Thursday at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, according to a statement released by Vanity Fair late Thursday night. "There will never be another like Christopher. A man of ferocious intellect, who was as vibrant on the page as he was at the bar," Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter said in the statement. "Those who read him felt they knew him, and those who knew him were profoundly fortunate souls." http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/features/2011/12/christopher-hitchens-slideshow-201112#slide=1 Photos: In Memoriam of Christopher Hitchens, 1949–2011 Some fascinating early pictures and info. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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