Today the world is a poorer place than it was yesterday. Today the world has lost one of its great citizens. Today the world is sadder. The world was a better place with you in it Christopher Hitchens.
Humanity has lost a brilliant mind and it makes me incredibly sad to know that we will never again experience the result of your thoughts Hitch. It makes me sad that we will never hear a new argument from you, read a new book, watch a new video. There will never be another new epic Hitch Slap.
You left the world a better place than you found it and that is all any of us can ever strive for. You have changed countless lives. You have changed my life, for the better. You said the things that needed to be said and you did the things that needed to be done.
I wish you weren’t dead but you are and perhaps my greatest regret is that I never had the opportunity to meet you in person.
Goodbye Hitch and thank you.