CNN Wire Staff
(CNN) - Oscar nominee Tim Hetherington and acclaimed photojournalist Chris Hondros died Wednesday while chronicling the gritty violence in the war-torn city of Misrata in Libya, their agencies said.
Two other photographers were hurt in the incident, according to news reports.
"The only thing we know is that he (Hetherington) was hit by an RPG with the other guys," said CSPR agency president Cathy Saypol. An RPG is a rocket-propelled grenade.
Hetherington's last Twitter entry appears to have been made on Tuesday: "In besieged Libyan city of Misrata. indiscriminate shelling by Qaddafi forces. No sign of NATO."
A British native who was based in Brooklyn, New York, Hetherington received an Academy Award nomination this year for "Restrepo," a documentary film he co-directed with journalist Sebastian Junger. Employed by Panos Pictures, he also worked in Afghanistan two years ago with CNN's Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
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