He also professed to have no regrets for a lifetime of heavy smoking and drinking. "Writing is what's important to me, and anything that helps me do that -- or enhances and prolongs and deepens and sometimes intensifies argument and conversation -- is worth it to me," he told Charlie Rose in a television interview in 2010, adding that it was "impossible for me to imagine having my life without going to those parties, without having those late nights, without that second bottle."The full front page obituary is here.
Christopher Hitchens Is Dead at 62 NYTimes.com
We readers have lots of regrets though, and if my kids didn't have to get up to school at 6:30 am I'd think about drinking heavily tonight.