Creator of Afghanistan documentary 'Restrepo' killed in Libya
U.S. troops in Afghanistan in 2009: A photo by Tim Hetherington for CNN
April 20th, 2011
06:44 PM ET

Creator of Afghanistan documentary 'Restrepo' killed in Libya

Tim Hetherington, an esteemed photojournalist and an Oscar nominee for a gritty and harrowing documentary about the Afghan war, was killed in the war-torn Libyan city of Misrata, the president of the agency that represented him said Wednesday.

Hetherington received an Academy Award nomination this year for "Restrepo," which chronicles the deployment of a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley. He also worked in Afghanistan two years ago with CNN's Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

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