American Marie Colvin was one of two western journalists killed after shells
hit the house they were staying in, the French government has confirmed.
She and French photographer Remi Ochlik, 28, were reportedly hit by a rocket
as they tried to flee.
Ms Colvin was renowned for wearing a black eye patch after losing an eye in
Sri Lanka in 2001 from a shrapnel wound.
Only yesterday she reported for the BBC, saying: "I watched a little baby die
today. Absolutely horrific.
"There is just shells, rockets and tank fire pouring into civilian areas of
this city and it is just unrelenting."
Rupert Murdoch, owner of the Sunday Times, led the tributes to Ms Colvin.
He said: "It is with great sadness that I have learned of the death of Marie
Colvin, one of the most outstanding foreign correspondents of her
"Marie had fearlessly covered wars across the Middle East and south Asia
for 25 years for The Sunday Times.
"She put her life in danger on many occasions because she was driven by a
determination that the misdeeds of tyrants and the suffering of the victims
did not go unreported."
Mr Murdoch also said efforts were being made to rescue freelance British
photographer Paul Conroy who was also injured in the attack.
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