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Anderson Cooper

Hetherington Was

My Friend

4/20/2011 5:41 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Anderson Cooper has tweeted about the death of his friend -- Oscar nominated director Tim Hetherington -- saying, "The news is gutting."

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Cooper called Hetherington a "friend and great photographer" ... adding, "He was such a wonderful guy."

As we previously reported, Hetherington -- who co-directed "Restrepo" -- was killed today in Libya when his camp was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade.

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31.

stu    

mmmm i wav fudge!!

1248 days ago
32.

Jim    

Both Gay.

1248 days ago
33.

MikeP    

Wow, I just saw Restrepo for the first time on NetFlix, and It was amazing.
How very sad and unnecessary
But every soldier knows and shares the risk,
and he knew as well as any.
We all need to "count our blessings" that are not currently living in utter chaos, as a whole lot of folks are not so lucky.

1248 days ago
34.

theroundearth    

GB,

If you are so sure A.C. is gay, then you already perceived his subliminal message and he doesn't need to be any clearer about it.

If you are guessing whether A.C. is gay or not, what gives you the authority to insist that he has to "come out"?

1248 days ago
35.

SNAFU    

What's so shocking? It's a war zone. Just because they're some hot shot reporters doesn't mean they won't get killed.

1248 days ago
36.

Joe Gardener    

1000's of dead Libyans.....meh.
1 dead white photojournalist.....IT'S A TRAGEDY!!!!

Stalin was an optimist.

1248 days ago
37.

ee cummings    

Does this mean that Anderson is a power bottom?

1248 days ago
38.

Bill Leslie    

Anderson Cooper? So the other guy was a *** also?

1247 days ago
39.

fifi    

RIP, Mr, Hetherington. I am very grateful for the journalists who put themselves in danger's way so that the world knows what's going on. Terrible things happen where journalists are kept away.
As for you no-****-having pieces of cr*p obsessing on who is gay, come to terms with your sexuality already. You are clearly afraid of your own sexual tendencies so are obsessing on it.

1247 days ago
40.

Prince Eugene von Saxe-Coburg-Gotha    

It's so sad. They were a lovely couple.

1247 days ago
41.

gonad    

So unfortunate that Anderson could not have been at his side when it happened.

1247 days ago
42.

TheMole_AC360    

@ Joe Gardner, it is sad that thousands of Libyans have died but the death of a known person is going to get far more attention than a bunch of unknowns. Tim Hetherington is getting so much attention because he was so well respected in the journalism community.

1246 days ago
43.

Jake    

It's all BULL, Cooper, Morgan, Hannity, Riley, etc are living off off bull shii, I am a proud CANADIAN that does not need to have anobody killid to make a living, pay your bills and move on, and not on sopmebody else's country, have a good night!!

1232 days ago
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