The New York Times reports war photographer Tim Hetherington was killed today in the city of Misrata, Libya by a rocket propelled grenade. The news first came from photographer Andre Liohn's Facebook page. According to indiewire.com, Liohn wrote, "Sad news. Tim Hetherington died in Misrata now when covering the front line."
The New York-based Hetherington, who co-directed the Oscar nominated film Restrepo, was in Libya on a documentary film assignment. Hetherington won the prestigious World Press Photo of the Year award in 2008. He shot the photo and the film Restrepo in Afghanistan while on assignment for Vanity Fair with writer Sebastian Junger. His work communicated the realities of war.
His last tweet hints at the situation in Misrata.
"In besieged Libyan city of Misrata. Indiscriminate shelling by Qaddafi forces. No sign of NATO."
More details to come.
Correction: An earlier version of this post reported photographers Chris Hondros and Guy Martin were also killed during the incident. They are critically injured.