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Oscar-Nominated Journalist Killed in Libya, Another in Grave Condition

Update: Reports indicate that photographer Tim Hetherington has been killed in Libya, and photographer Chris Hondros is in grave condition.

We previously wrote that both had been killed, but official reports only indicate that Hetherington was killed.

The two were covering the fighting in Misrata. Hetherington was nominated for a Oscar this year for the documentary Restrepo, and Hondros is a Pulitzer Prize nominated war photographer.

Yesterday Hetherington tweeted, “In besieged Libyan city of Misrata. Indiscriminate shelling by Qaddafi forces. No sign of NATO.”

The tragic news was first posted on fellow photographer Andre Liohn‘s Facebook page. Liohn is reportedly at the hospital, and wrote: “Sad news Tim Hetherington died in Misrata now when covering the front line. Chris Hondros is in a serious status. Michel Brown and Guy are wounded but fine.”

He later updated his status in the comments to say that Hondros had died, however official reports indicate that he is alive but in grave condition.

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