Author, Critic, Polemicist Christopher Hitchens Dead at 62

The twice-married British columnist and author, who once said “everyone’s a little gay,” has passed away from complications of esophageal cancer at the age of 62.

We’d be lying if we didn’t say the guy had a special excellence for troublemaking, but the world would be a better place if more people shared his fluid conception of sexuality—he admitted to homosexual “flings” with two Tory ministers—his high-minded love of ideas and unabashed contempt of irrational and intolerant religious principles.

Rest in peace, Hitch.

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