Posted by | December 16, 2011 00:02 | Filed under: Top Stories

Christopher HItchens died Thursday of complications from cancer of the esophagus.

Hitchens had all too vivid a glimpse into his own mortality — cutting short a lecture tour by explaining that he had been diagnosed with throat cancer. He borrowed a line from a character in a novel written by his friend Martin Amis: “I lit another cigarette. Unless I specifically inform you to the contrary, I am always lighting another cigarette.”…

For years, Hitchens had toured the country debating religious figures about his utter disbelief in the existence of a God. He didn’t waver in the face of his inability to treat his disease. To the very end, whatever the argument joined, Hitchens’ voice was an original. He is survived by his wife, the writer Carol Blue, and their three children.

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