Pulitzer Prize winner Anthony Shadid died from an apparent asthma in Syria yesterday as he was leaving the country. New York Times photojournalist Tyler Hicks, who had been working with him, reportedly carried his body out of the country and into Turkey. The two had been smuggled into the country to cover the uprising there.
Jill Abramson, the executive editor, informed the newspaper’s staff Thursday evening in an e-mail. “Anthony died as he lived — determined to bear witness to the transformation sweeping the Middle East and to testify to the suffering of people caught between government oppression and opposition forces,” she wrote.