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Tim Hetherington

Born: 1970-01-01 - Died: 2011-04-20
Cause of Death:
Mortar shell or a RPG

Death Summary: Tim Hetherington was killed on April 20, 2011 while in the besieged city of Misrata, Libya. At the moment there is uncertainty if he was killed by a mortar shell or a RPG.

Just the day before his death, Hetherington tweeted, "In besieged Libyan city of Misrata. Indiscriminate shelling by Qaddafi forces. No sign of NATO."

Who was Tim Hetherington : Hetherington was a famed photojournalist, who was probably best known for his documentary Restrepo.

In his early life, Hetherington studied literature at Oxford and photojournalism under Daniel Meadows and Colin Jacobson in Cardiff in 1996.

Hetherington spent a large portion of his early career in West Africa, where he documented political unrest in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, and other countries. He would go on to win the 2007 Word Press Photo competition for his picture of an American solider covering his face with his hand following a hard fought day in Afghanistan.

Later in life Hetherington would be nominated for an Academy Award.
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5 Signatures in Tim Hetherington's guestbook

  1. Hoarcio Tortilla Says:


  2. mark Says:

    we love u and we will miss u

  3. Selina Womack Says:

    you are greatly missed..

  4. Rita Richardson Says:

    Your are remembered for your bravery and amazing skill as a photographer, for daring to go where you didn’t have to in order to tell the story of the amazing young soldiers at Restrepo. Your work is helping their families understand what they endured and the challenges they face in making their way back home.
    Rest in peace.

  5. kevin grindrod Says:

    Theres men that live a 100 years in 41 years and Tim is one of those men. He died doing what he loved and thats getting the truth out for all to see. Tims a mans man, God bless Tim.

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