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Escritor e crítico Christopher Hitchens morre aos 62 anos: diferenças entre revisões

tributes from Rushdie and Dawkins
(concluding para, BBC source)
(tributes from Rushdie and Dawkins)
In his memoirs, ''Hitch-22'', he wrote of having sex with two (unnamed) male members of {{w|Margaret Thatcher|Margaret Thatcher's}} cabinet. Hitchens was well-known for his drinking and smoking habits, consuming 50,000 cigarettes a year according to one report, and drinking enough every day "to stun the average mule" (according to Hitchens himself). The discovery of cancer last year was, according to Hitchens, "something so predictable and banal that it bores even me".
{{w|Salman Rushdie}}, who Hitchens had supported against Ayatollah Khomeini's fatwa, wrote on Twitter following Hitchens' death: "Goodbye, my beloved friend. A great voice falls silent. A great heart stops". The scientist and atheist author {{w|Richard Dawkins}} also paid tribute to Hitchens: "I shall miss him terribly and so will everybody who values the life of the intellect, of rationality of reason".
Hitchens was not close to his brother {{w|Peter Hitchens}}, a conservative columnist and author. He is survived by his wife, Carol Blue, a daughter, Antonia, and two children from an earlier marriage, Alexander and Sophia.