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August 19, 2013

Mick Deane, Sky News Cameraman

Deane, who worked in the Middle East, died while covering political conflict in Egypt.

BSkyB’s news network Sky News on Wednesday said that one of its cameraman was shot and killed while covering the latest eruption of violence in Cairo, Egypt. Mick Deane, a camera operator who worked for the British news service Sky News, died August 14, 2013, in Cairo Egypt. He was 61. Deane was killed while covering the recent political turmoil in Egypt with Middle East correspondent Sam Kiley. In a statement, Sky News said, "Despite receiving medical treatment for his injuries, he died shortly afterwards." The BBC added: “We’re aware of the tragic death of Sky News cameraman Mick Deane, and our thoughts are with his family and colleagues. Journalists everywhere face enormous risks when reporting from conflicts and in dangerous environments, and we are indebted to them for their bravery. As with all news organizations, the safety of our staff is the number one priority, and we are keeping the situation under careful review.” Britain's Prime Minister, David Cameron, paid tribute to Deane on Twitter: "I am saddened to hear of the death of cameraman Mick Deane, covering Egyptian violence. My thoughts are with his family and @skynews team." Deane had been with Sky for 15 years. His previous posts included Washington, D.C. More details are available at: BBC Guardian Hollywood Reporter

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