Restrepo co-director Tim Hetherington killed in Libya

Tim Hetherington, photojournalist and co-director of Oscar-nominated documentary Restrepo , has been killed in Libya.

He was covering the ongoing fighting between Muammar Gaddafi’s forces and the opposition.

Pulitzer Prize nominee Chris Hondros, 41, was also killed. The pair were among 8 to 10 journalists reporting in Misrata when the fatal shooting broke out.

While Hetherington worked primarily as a war photographer, he will be remembered in the movie world for documentary Restrepo , which was co-directed by journalist Sebastian Junger.

Restrepo won the Grand Jury Prize for best documentary at the 2010 Sundance film festival, and was nominated for Best Documentary at the 2011 Academy Awards.

The film follows the year Hetherington and Junger spent with a US infantry platoon stationed in Afghanistan.

Our thoughts and sympathies go out to the families of Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros.

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