Christopher Hitchens, contrarian's contrarian, atheist, truth-teller, arrogant bastard and fierce mind, is dead.
He was one of my idols.
People say "too soon" but to paraphrase some fruity British comic book guy, Hitch got what we all get: a lifetime. No more, no less.
I'm heartbroken, and mourn his passing, but I'm confident that Christopher's intellect, and his contributions to any number of debates, will ensure that his name is still being lofted around (and often cursed) for longer than most of us will ever live.