'Restrepo' director killed, NCSU photojournalist reportedly killed in Libya

The New York Times reports that Tim Hetherington, the co-producer of the Oscar-nominated documentary 'Restrepo,' has been killed in Libya.

Hetherington worked with Sebastian Junger on 'Restrepo,' which won the Grand Jury Prize for Documentaries at the Sundance Film Festival in 2010 and aired on the National Geographic Channel. Heatherington and Junger traveled to Afghanistan's Korengal Valley to spend a year with the Second Platoon, a besieged squadron that dubbed their stronghold Outpost Restrepo in honor of their fallen comrade, PFC Juan Restrepo.

According to the Times, award-winning photojournalist Chris Hondros was one of three photographers working alongside Hetherington and was reportedly killed.

Hondros is a graduate of N.C. State University who grew up in Fayetteville and worked at the Fayetteville Observer. He was in Misurata on assignment for the Getty Images News Services.

Listen to an interview with Hondros on WUNC's The State of Things from 2009.