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Christopher Hitchens

Born: 1949-04-13 - Died: 2011-12-15
Cause of Death:
Pneumonia, a complication from esophageal cancer


Death Summary: Shorty after he published his memoir, Hitch-22, Hitchens had to cut his book tour short so he could begin treatment for newly diagnosed esophageal cancer.

Hitchens died on December 15, 2011 from pneumonia, a complication of his cancer, at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.

Who was Christopher Hitchens : Hitchens was an author, essayist, and journalist for over forty years. He had columns in Free Inquiry, The Nation, World Affairs, Vanity Fair, and the Atlantic. He was a staple of the lecture and talk show circuits, and was voted the fifth top public intellectual ini a Prospect/Foreign Policy poll.

He was known for his admiration for Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, and George Orwell and his critiques of Bill and Hillary Clinton, Henry Kissinger, and even Mother Teresa.
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