Sky News says cameraman Mick Deane was shot dead in Egypt violence on Wednesday. Deane, 61, is survived by two children, reports AFP. He worked for Sky for 15 years in Washington, D.C., and Jerusalem.
In a Sky News report published after Deane’s death, head of Sky News John Ryley described Deane as, “a really lovely, lovely guy.”
“He was great fun to work with, he was an astonishingly good cameraman who took some brilliant pictures. But he also had a first class editorial brain. He had brilliant ideas,” Ryley said. “He was also good fun after the job was done. He was laid back, and I’m really going to miss him, like lots of people here.”
No other members of the Sky News crew were hurt.
Sky’s Foreign Affairs Editor Tim Marshall said:”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.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.