Restrepo Director Tim Hetherington Killed in Libya
'Restrepo' director is dead after mortar attack in Misrata
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 20, 2011 1:42 PM CDT
A 2007 image of Sebastian Junger, left, and Tim Hetherington in the Korengal Valley, Afghanistan, during the filming of their documentary "Restrepo."   (AP Photo/Outpost Films, Tim Hetherington, File)

(Newser) – Rough news out of Libya today: Acclaimed war photographer and Oscar-nominated director Tim Hetherington was killed today during shelling in Misrata, reports the New York Times. Hetherington is probably best known as co-director of the Afghan war documentary Restrepo. Two other photojournalists were seriously wounded: Getty's Chris Hondros and British citizen Guy Martin.

Hetherington also produced pieces for ABC's Nightline about his Restrepo subject, the Korengal Valley. An executive producer for the show recounts a story: "During shooting for the Nightline specials, he very seriously broke his leg on a night march out of a very isolated forward operating base that was under attack. He had the strength and character to walk for four hours through the night on his shattered ankle without complaint and under fire, enabling that whole team to reach safety."

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Apr 21, 2011 6:08 AM CDT
With so few men of his caliber today, it is always hard to lose even a single one of them. It is up to us to honor his courage and carry on his heritage, trusting that there will be peace among people someday. Together we persevere!
Apr 20, 2011 3:24 PM CDT
Sad loss very moving short video: Diary (2010) from Tim Hetherington on Vimeo. His last tweet: “In besieged Libyan city of Misrata. Indiscriminate shelling by Qaddafi forces. No sign of NATO.” good links to his works at Vanity Fair where he was a regular contributor: Tim Hetherington Requiescat in Pace
Apr 20, 2011 1:52 PM CDT
RIP Mr.Tim Hetherington. It's people like you who show the horrors of war.