I have no words. Yesterday I was on Twitter and retweeted what she had tweeted.
BBC News (World)
“I saw a baby die today” – British journalist Marie Colvin on life in
#Homs, #Syria bbc.in/AdUvry
I felt so awful for that baby and for her. When I woke up this morning, the first thing I heard (before looking) from the TV was that Marie herself had died – had been killed. That had been her final tweet. You know how, when you lose someone, your arms, your whole body, just go limp? That happened to me about her.
My God! She was simply fearless! The courage! She wanted to bring these stories home to us, and she did so risking everything. The risk caught up with her this morning.
We will never forget your hunger to report, Marie. We will always appreciate the way you put the story of the people before your own safety. You are a hero. We will always remember you, your mission, and your sacrifice.
Thank you for your dedication and service. You have left us much too soon, but you gave. You gave so much!
Reporter & French photographer
Last Updated: 23rd February 2012
AWARD-winning Sunday Times reporter Marie Colvin has been killed in Syria’s besieged rebel city of Homs.
Ms Colvin was one of two Western journalists who died after shells hit the house where they were sheltering.
The world-renowned foreign correspondent and French photographer Remi Ochlik, 28, were reportedly hit as they tried to flee.
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Here is her Wikipedia entry.
As we enter Womens’ s History Month shortly, I would remind young students in Women’s Studies Classes that history is what happened yesterday. I know how many of you revisit the outstanding Mirabal sisters about whom I posted years ago. Every year, at this time, so many of you go to that page. But Marie Colvin is also a part of our history, and what happened yesterday will live in my memory until I die. She was yet another s/hero, as some like to put it. Me? I just call her a hero. Intractable! She stayed, having been called home, for that last story. As it turned out, it was, truly, her last, but she gave her best. Love you, Marie! Rest in Peace. You were always an angel for the people.
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