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Tim Hetherington,'Restrepo' Co-Director & Photojournalist, Killed in Libya

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Apr. 20 2011, Published 9:24 a.m. ET

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The journalism community is mourning a talented photographer and film director today, as reports indicate that Oscar nominee Tim Hetherington has been killed in Misrata, Libya.

Hetherington and his colleague Sebastian Junger directed the Oscar-nominated Restrepo, a 2010 documentary chronicling one of the most war-torn areas of Afghanistan. They were up for Best Feature Documentary at the 2011 Academy Awards.

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CNN reports the sad news, citing Hetherington's employer Panos Pictures, which reported his death, confirming that his family has been notified. Another journalist was also injured in the same incident that killed Hetherington.

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"We're still trying to figure out front lines or house (referring to where he was when killed)," said CSPR agency president Cathy Saypol. "The only thing we know is that he was hit by an RPG with the other guys."

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Hetherington Tweeted yesterday: "In besieged Libyan city of Misrata. indiscriminate shelling by Qaddafi forces. No sign of NATO."

Our thoughts are with Hetherington's family and loved ones during this difficult time.

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