's contributing editor Christopher Hitchens passed away today, the magazine reports
. He was 62.
According to the news source, Hitchens died at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, surrounded by loved ones.
Hitchens, who published his memoir Hitch-22 in 2010, was diagnosed with esophageal cancer the same year.
"RIP HITCH!" tweeted Roseanne Barr. "Genius genius genius has passed from this sphere! thanks for all of the thought u inspired!"
Piers Morgan also sent his regards, tweeting, "RIP Christopher Hitchens -- greatest literary provocateur of my lifetime. Huge talent, huge loss."