Christopher Hitchens: Friends and Fans Pay Tribute on Twitter

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Celebrated author, journalist and contrarian Christopher Hitchens passed away due to complications from cancer last night at 62. Throughout his colorful career, the British-born writer frequently polarized opinion —  and while many questioned his arguments, Hitchens’ talent remains undoubted.

NewsFeed rounds up the top Twitter tributes to the bon viveur described by his Vanity Fair editor, Graydon Carter, as being “as vibrant on the page as he was at the bar.”

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British novelist Salman Rushdie:

Richard Dawkins, a fellow atheist and author of The God Delusion:

Seth Meyers, Saturday Night Live head writer:

Stephen Fry, British writer and comedian:

Peter Bradshaw, Guardian film critic:

Ricky Gervais, writer, director and stand-up comedian:

Tina Brown, editor-in-chief of Newsweek and The Daily Beast:

Tony Parsons, novelist:

Rick Warren, Evangelical minister and author:

Tony Blair, former British prime minister:

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