Friday, December 16, 2011

Christopher Hitchens, 1949-2011

Christopher Hitchens, November 26, 2010
British-American polemicist Christopher Hitchens died Thursday, December 15, 2011, of pneumonia, a complication of his esophageal cancer, at the M. D. Anderson Cancer Center of Houston, Texas.  He is survived by his brother, Peter, his three children, and his second wife, Carol Blue.  He was 62.
Hitchens was a well-known journalist and essayist, with too many credits to list here.  You can read more about his life and death in the following obituaries, or read those Hitchens writings we have in our collection.  (See individual issues of Vanity Fair for more.)

Polemicist Who Slashed All, Freely, With Wit (New York Times obituary)
Writer Christopher Hitchens Dies at 62 (NPR obituary)
In Memoriam: Christopher Hitchens (Vanity Fair obituary - Hitchens was a Vanity Fair editor and contributor)

The above photograph was taken by Andrew Rusk, and is used under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic license

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