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Author, Journalist And Vanity Fair Contributor Christopher Hitchens Has Passed Away

Author, journalist and Vanity Fair contributor Christopher Hitchens has passed away tonight from pneumonia, a complication of his long-standing battle esophageal cancer, at Houston’s MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Vanity Fair announced his death today, adding a word from editor Graydon Carter:

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. Those who read him felt they knew him, and those who knew him were profoundly fortunate souls.

Christopher leaves behind his wife, Carol Blue, their daughter Antonia, and Alexander and Sophia, his two children from a previous marriage.

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