Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Gosh, I Hope Not! ::: Report: Restrepo Director Tim Hetherington Killed in Libya | Movieline

UPDATE: His death has been confirmed. May he rest in peace... his work will be missed. He did a great job with his time here. My condolences to all who knew and loved him.

This would be super terrible if true. I really adored the film Restrepo (blogged about it in February here)... Tim Hetherington is a great filmmaker.

This just in, and just devastating; Tim Hetherington, the acclaimed war photographer who this year shared an Oscar nomination with Sebastian Junger for their documentaryRestrepo, has been reported killed with a colleague while covering the ongoing conflict in Libya.

Word broke this morning via AndrĂ© Liohn, a fellow combat photographer who posted the news to his Facebook page: “Sad news Tim Hetherington died in Misrata now when covering the front line. Chris Hondros is in a serious status. Michel Brown and Guy are wounded but fine.” Liohn noted Hondros’s own death minutes later. Asked by a commenter if this was confirmed, Liohn immediately replied, “Yes.”

Hetherington tweeted less than 36 hours ago about the status of the region he was covering: “In besieged Libyan city of Misrata. Indiscriminate shelling by Qaddafi forces. No sign of NATO.

(And what's the media to do with this info... they might have to briefly go back to talking about Obama's War.)

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