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Writer and critic Christopher Hitchens dies

British author, literary critic and journalist Christopher Hitchens has died, aged 62, according to Vanity Fair magazine.

He died from pneumonia, a complication of the oesophageal cancer he was suffering from, at a Texas hospital.

Vanity Fair said there would "never be another like Christopher".

Last year Mr Hitchens spoke to Newsnight's Jeremy Paxman about the prospect of dying.

  • 16 Dec 2011
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