Tim Hetherington, co-director of ‘Restrepo,’ killed in Libya.

Tim Hetherington, an esteemed photojournalist and an Oscar nominee for…

Tim Hetherington, an esteemed photojournalist and an Oscar nominee for a gritty and harrowing documentary about the Afghan war, was killed in the war-torn Libyan city of Misrata, the president of the agency that represented him said Wednesday.

Three other photographers were hurt in the incident that killed him, according to news reports. Panos Pictures, which employed Hetherington, confirmed that the photographer’s family had been notified.

“We’re still trying to figure out front lines or house,” said CSPR agency president Cathy Saypol in reference to where he was when killed. “The only thing we know is that he was hit by an RPG with the other guys.” An RPG is a rocket-propelled grenade.

Hetherington’s last Twitter entry appears to have been made on Tuesday: “In besieged Libyan city of Misrata. indiscriminate shelling by Qaddafi forces. No sign of NATO.”

Source: CNN

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  • Rusty

    Just finished watching Ken Burns’ doc “The War” and then watched “Restrepo” and all I can say is we have lost something significant in the quality of our young men in the last 50+ years. There is no comparison between what the young men of WW2 dealt with and what they deal with now. These guys lost one man, back then they lost 1500 or more in ONE BATTLE. There just isn’t that “do what has to be done” spirit anymore. We are too coddled, too entitled, too soft. I wonder what the future holds for our society and our world? We will see. R.I.P. Tim.

  • Todd

    Retired from the military last year. Restrepo is one of the finest pieces of film about war and the military I’ve ever seen. Tim put his life on the line to make that film and to report on what is happening in Libya. I salute him. RIP.

  • David

    R.I.P. the documentary was one if the greatset one i ever seen