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Christopher Hitchens, author of "God is Not Great," poses in this Jan. 9, 2007 handout photo. Photographer: Christian Witkin. Source: Twelve/Grand Central Publishing via Bloomberg News. Christopher Hitchens, author of "God is Not Great," poses in this Jan. 9, 2007 handout photo. Photographer: Christian Witkin. Source: Twelve/Grand Central Publishing via Bloomberg News.  

Christopher Hitchens passes away at age 62

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Christopher Hitchens — the incomparable critic, masterful rhetorician, fiery wit, and fearless bon vivant — died today at the age of 62.

Hitchens was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in the spring of 2010, just after the publication of his memoir, Hitch-22, and began chemotherapy soon after.

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