Award-winning photographer Chris Hondros has died of injuries he sustained in Misrata, Libya earlier today, his agency, Getty Images, has confirmed.

Getty released the following statement:

“Getty Images is deeply saddened to confirm the death of Staff Photographer Chris Hondros who has died of injuries while covering events in Libya on April 20th.  Chris never shied away from the front line having covered the world’s major conflicts throughout his distinguished career and his work in Libya was no exception. We are working to support his family and his fiancée as they receive this difficult news, and are preparing to bring Chris back to his family and friends in the United States.  He will be sorely missed. ”

Tim Hetherington was also killed in the attack. Also injured were photographers Guy Martin and Michael Christopher Brown, according to a report in The New York Times.

An obituary for Hondros has been posted on PDNOnline: “Chris Hondros Dies of Injuries in Libya”

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Tim Hetherington Killed in Libya




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