Death of Christopher Hitchens

April 13, 1949 - December 15, 2011
Houston, Texas | Age 62

Controversial pundit dies at 62
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HILLEL ITALIE, The Associated Press

Cancer weakened but did not soften Christopher Hitchens. He did not repent or forgive or ask for pity. As if granted diplomatic immunity, his mind's eye looked plainly upon the attack and counterattack of disease and treatments that robbed him of his hair, his stamina, his speaking voice and eventually his life.

"I love the imagery of struggle," he wrote about his illness in an August 2010 essay in Vanity Fair. "I sometimes wish I were...

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