Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post photographer Michel du Cille died of an apparent heart attack on Thursday in Liberia where he was on assignment covering the Ebola outbreak, the newspaper said.
The Post said du Cille, 58, collapsed after hiking back from a village where he and Post reporter Justin Jouvenal were reporting. Du Cille was taken to a hospital two hours away where he was declared dead.
WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 24, 2014: The scene with the Washington Monument after people lit candles to form the letters into the words, “So All Can Vote” to support Voting Rights during a vigil on June 24, 2014 in Washington, DC. The vigil was a memorial to Andrew Goodman, James Chaney and Michael Schwerner, who were killed in 1964 by the KKK in Mississippi. The vigil included a display of 3,000 candles at the base of the Lincoln Memorial near the reflecting pool. Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice organization sponsored the memorial event on the 50th anniversary of their activist murders. (Photograph by Michel du Cille/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
MONROVIA, LIBERIA-SEPTEMBER 24, 2014: Klubo Mulbah, (center in blue) a nurse who was infected with Ebola by a patient celebrates among friends and family on Tuesday September 24, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. She was among 15 Liberian patients who recovered from Ebola and were released today from the ELWA 2 Ebola Treatment Center directed by Dr. Jerry Brown. Each patient tested positive twice for Ebola and are now testing negative. (Photograph by Michel du Cille/The Washington Post via Getty Images)