Tim Hetherington Killed in Libya: Chris Hondros Killed or Gravely Wounded: American Photojournalists, Directors Hit in Misrata Mortar Attack

UPDATE: The death of Chris Hondros is now confirmed. Two directors and photojournalists, Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros, were hit in a mortar attack while covering the front lines in Misrata, Libya. It appears the death of Tim Hetherington is confirmed, but the status of Chris Hondros is unconfirmed. Some reports say Hondros also died, and others say he is gravely wounded with a brain injury. I’ll have updates as the story evolves.

Tim Hetherington

Chris Hondros

Global Post:

Hetherington was a contributing photographer to Vanity Fair magazine. He co-directed the Oscar-nominated documentary Restrepo about soldiers in Afghanistan with Sebastian Junger.

Chris Hondros was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 2004 for his work in Liberia. He was a senior staff photographer for Getty Images.

The Huffington Post published Hetherington’s last Tweet:

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

Prayers for Hondros and his family, as well as the family of Tim Hetherington.


  • This is so sad. My prayers go out to their families.

  • RIP. I admired him for playing Restrepo straight up and keeping politics out of it.

  • Wally Gator

    How sad!! What a bummer and a terrible waste.

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