British-born journalist and intellectual and supporter of gay rights Christopher Hitchens died on Thursday at the age of 62.
LA Times reports:
Christopher Hitchens, the engaging and enraging British-American author and essayist whose polemical writings on religion, politics, war and other provocations established him as one of his generation’s most robust public intellectuals, has died. He was 62.
Hitchens died Thursday night at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, said his literary agent, Steve Wasserman.
Hitchens was diagnosed with advanced esophageal cancer in June 2010, when his memoir, “Hitch-22,” hit the bestseller lists. He wrote and spoke unflinchingly of his grim prognosis and acknowledged that years of heavy smoking and drinking had placed him at high risk for the aggressive disease.
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