I was sad but not surprised to read this morning that Christopher Hitchens had died. He had no doubts about how this was going to go although he fought to the end to beat the cancer that killed him
As a writer, I admired his style and how he would take on anything irregardless of partisan concerns or what was politically correct. I loved to see him debate Andrew Sullivan, who didn't share his spiritual views. Listening to him on any of the programs like Bill Maher, where subjects were discussed even in such a short time with depth, was always a treat.
He kept writing and thinking right up to the end. I don't know what he found on the other side-- if anything; but he will be missed.