Christopher Hitchens’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Apr 13, 1949

Death Date

Dec 15, 2011

Age of Death

62 years

Cause of Death

Pneumonia

Profession

Novelist

The novelist Christopher Hitchens died at the age of 62. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Widely published author who harshly critiqued religion, Mother Teresa, Bill and Hillary Clinton, and Henry Kissinger.

He had two children, Alexander and Sophia, with his first wife Eleni Meleagrou.

Quotes

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“Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are God. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are God.” (Christopher Hitchens)

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“To the dumb question, ‘Why me?’ the cosmos barely bothers to return the reply, ‘Why not?'” (Christopher Hitchens)

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“A good day is one where I can not just read a book, but write a review of it. Maybe today I’ll be able to do that. I get for some reason somewhat stronger when the sun starts to go down. Dusk is a good time for me. I’m crepuscular.” (Christopher Hitchens)

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“I learned that very often the most intolerant and narrow-minded people are the ones who congratulate themselves on their tolerance and open-mindedness.” (Christopher Hitchens)

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“Religion is part of the human make-up. It’s also part of our cultural and intellectual history. Religion was our first attempt at literature, the texts, our first attempt at cosmology, making sense of where we are in the universe, our first attempt at health care, believing in faith healing, our first attempt at philosophy.” (Christopher Hitchens)