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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Director Tim Hetherington Killed in Libya; Photographer Chris Hondros also Died!

Tragic end for Oscar-nominated director Tim Hetherington! He just became the latest casualty in the on-going conflicts in Misrata, Lybia.

The 41 year-old filmmaker, who is known for covering and directing the documentary film about the Afghanistan war titled ‘Restrepo’, was killed in a mortar attack and he was pronounced dead before arriving at the hospital.
The Hetherington family issued a statement, "It is with great sadness we learned that our son and brother photographer and filmmaker Tim Hetherington was killed today in Misrata, Libya by a rocket-propelled grenade. Tim will be remembered for his amazing images and Academy Award nominated documentary 'Restrepo' which he co-produced with his friend Sebastian Junger. Tim was in Libya to continue his ongoing multimedia project to highlight humanitarian issues during time of war and conflict. He will be forever missed."
Another victim is photographer Chris Hondros, who suffered a brain wound and in a statement by Getty Images -- Confirming that Hondros, one of its staff photographers, also died from the rocket-propelled grenade attack.

Hondros is a veteran in covering intense conflicts from Kosovo, Lebanon, Iraq, Afghanistan and many more. He also won the Robert Capa Gold Medal, war photography's highest honor.

Prayers...... to the victims.

[Photo courtesy by Getty Images]
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prasad said...

This is says that Libya is not safe at this time foreigners who are living Libya now they have to leave that country unless they cant live safely because now Libya has no leadership the other countries have to try to discuss with the Libyan government and opposition leaders to bring them for peace talks.

prasad said...

This is ridiculous this shows that now the situation in Libya i think these incidents will continue until Libyan government fell down international community should think on Libya how to solve this problem and surrounding countries of Libya have to try to solve this problem mainly the government immediately resign and put elections.

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