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Christopher Hitchens: Twitter Reactions To His Death

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Vanity Fair's announcement that journalist and renowned atheist Christopher Hitchens, 62, had died on Dec. 15 of pneumonia, a complication of esophageal cancer, sent a shockwave through social media. His name quickly climbed into the top 10 trending topics on Twitter as fans and friends shared their remembrances.

View Twitter reactions to Hitchens' death in the slideshow below.

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