From indieWire: Academy Award–nominated documentary filmmaker Tim Hetherington has been killed in Libya alongside photographer Chris Hondros, as reported by Business Insider. The tragic news was first posted on fellow photographer Andre Liohn's Facebook page (which was subsequently taken down), and confirmed by the A.P. and the AFP.

Hetherington co-directed last year's 'Restrepo' with journalist Sebastian Junger. The film won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for Best Documentary at this year's Academy Awards. The film covers a year with one platoon in Afghanistan's deadliest valley. He was also the cinematographer in Ricki Stern and Anne Sundberg's 'The Devil Came on Horseback.'

Hetherington's last update on his Twitter feed read: "In besieged Libyan city of Misrata. Indiscriminate shelling by Qaddafi forces. No sign of NATO."

indieWIRE interviewed Hetherington alongside Sebastian Junger last year.

More on this story, as it develops.

(By Peter Knegt)
CATEGORIES Documentaries, Movies