Sky News cameraman dies in Egypt

Sky News has reported that one of its cameramen, Mick Deane, was shot and killed in Egypt this morning.

Deane was covering events in Cairo, where security forces have launched a deadly assault on protesters backing the ousted president Mohamed Morsi.

Deane had worked for Sky for 15 years, based in Washington and then Jerusalem.

Head of Sky News John Ryley described Mick as “the very best of cameramen, a brilliant journalist and an inspiring mentor to many at Sky”.

Sky’s foreign affairs editor Tim Marshall called Mick added: “Micky was humorous in a dry way, he was wise and when you’re on the road with small teams, people like that are diamonds to be with.

“Our hearts go out to his family. He died doing what he’d done so brilliantly for decades.”

(Link: Sky News)

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