Michel du Cille, a celebrated Washington Post photojournalist has passed away.
He was 58.
He collapsed [Thursday] while returning on foot from a village in the Salala district of Liberia’s Bong County, where he had been working on a project. He was transported over dirt roads to a hospital two hours away but was declared dead on arrival of an apparent heart attack.
Mr. du Cille won two Pulitzer Prizes for photography with the Miami Herald in the 1980s and joined The Post in 1988. In 2008, he shared his third Pulitzer, with Post reporters Dana Priest and Anne Hull, for an investigative series on the treatment of veterans at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
Mr. du Cille served as director of photography and as an assitant managing editor for several years at The Post before returning to the field as a full-time “shooter.”
Mr. du Cille took on demanding assignments around the world. After surviving a bout with cancer, he went on the cover the war in Afghanistan in 2013.
May you rest in peace Mr. du Cille.
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