Rest In Peace Tim Hetherington

Today, a star died. The world will be a slightly darker place without him. I am shocked and saddened by the news.

My thoughts are with his loved ones and family. War is an ugly business and those in the business of war walk often in the Valley of Death. It was his time and I am honoured that I was lucky enough to have him brush through my life. Even if it was a brief encounter, they were moments I will treasure forever.

Rest In Peace Tim. šŸ˜¦


14 thoughts on “Rest In Peace Tim Hetherington

  1. Such sad news and my thoughts and prayers go to his family and friends. Such is the nature of modern war that journalists can get up close and personal to the fighting. Tim would have known the risks, but RPGs do not discriminate between reporters and combatants, as we have seen countless times when innocent people are slaughtered in conflicts such as this one. Tim was doing what he could to highlight the humanitarian issues in Libya right now, I just hope that his untimely death helps to push these issues to the forefront of the minds of the politicians who are, to a certain extent, standing by and watching what is going on.

    We, the British Military, cannot be in all places at all times, but we absolutely must try to help where innocent lives are being destroyed by a brutal regime. Unfortunately, it is usually only at times like this, when Westerners are killed, that the political pressure becomes too much and we are asked to step in to save the reputations of politicians and not the innocent people!

    Rest in Peace Tim and it is nice to see that AMMM captured you laughing and happy in the interview on this post.

  2. I just read about this online. How terribly, terribly sad that the world has lost such a talented man. I had the pleasure of meeting another award winning war photographer, Jon Swain (The Killing Fields), who became good friends with my uncle when they were both covering the Vietnam War. These photographers are a breed apart. They take the risks in their stride, never knowing when their time might be.

  3. So sad to hear this last night. I thought of you as soon as I heard it. Thoughts with all of our military friends at this time and hugs to you C xxx

  4. I heard this on the radio whilst driving my husband to work and was deeply shocked as I remember your post about this amazing and courageous man.
    You must be so, so very sad. Thinking of you and all those who have amazing and brave family and friends serving in these places. xxxx

  5. I thought I had misheard this when the news was on the radio. Sadly not. Your interview with him is a gem and shows how the man was – amidst his quest to ‘show the truth’ – a humanitarian and very down to earth.

    LCM x

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