20 April 2011

Co-Director of Restrepo Killed in Libya

The LA Times is reporting that the award-winning co-director of the documentary Restrepo was killed while reporting on the war in Libya.

Reporting from Misurata, Libya— Tim Hetherington, an award-winning news photographer and Oscar-nominated co-director of the documentary "Restrepo," was killed Wednesday in an explosion in the Libyan city of Misurata, doctors and colleagues reported.

At least three other photojournalists were injured in the blast, which was believed to have been caused by a mortar round. The rebel-held city in western Libya has been under attack for several weeks by forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi.

By: Brant

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