R.I.P. Anthony Shadid

By: Kiki Keane and Rachel Womek

Last night the world lost a talented and courageous journalist. Anthony Shadid, 43, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winning reporter and New York Times correspondent died of an asthma attack in Syria while reporting on the conflict.

According to the Associated Press, Times photographer Tyler Hicks, administered CPR for 30 minutes, but was unable to revive him. Hicks carried Shadid’s body across the border into Turkey.

Shadid’s body was taken to a forensic institute in Adana, in southern Turkey, where an autopsy was to be performed, the state –run Anatolia news agency reported.

Shadid authored three books. House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East will be published Feb. 28, according to USA Today.

On a personal level we would like extend our condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. We both admire his dedication to journalism and truth, not to mention his bravery.

You can find more info on his life and death here and here.

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