Writer Christopher Hitchens Dies

December 16, 2011 Updated Dec 16, 2011 at 3:12 PM EDT

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Writer Christopher Hitchens Dies

December 16, 2011 Updated Dec 16, 2011 at 3:12 PM EDT

According to Vanity Fair, renowned writer Christopher Hitchens died Thursday at a Texas hospital. He was 62.

Hitchens, who had been a contributing editor a Vanity Fair since 1992, was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in 2010, according to the magazine.

Read the Vanity Fair story HERE.