File photo of author Christopher Hitchens in New York

 
File photo of author Christopher Hitchens in New York
Author Christopher Hitchens poses for a portrait outside his hotel in New York in this June 7, 2010 file photo. Hitchens, 62, died of complications from esophageal cancer on December 15, 2011, Vanity Fair magazine reported. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: OBITUARY)