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Sky News cameraman killed covering Cairo violence

62-year-old Mick Deane received gunshot wounds while covering the violence at protest camps in the Egyptian capital.

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SKY NEWS CAMERAMAN Mick Deane has died after being shot in Egypt this morning, the broadcaster has confirmed.

The 62-year-old cameraman was part of the station’s team covering the ongoing violence in Cairo. Dozens were killed earlier as Egyptian security forces moved to clear to two protest camps set up by supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi.

According to the broadcaster, no other members of their team were hurt.

Deane had worked for Sky for fifteen years, and had previously been based in Washington, and then Jerusalem.

Head of Sky News John Ryley described him as “the very best of cameramen, a brilliant journalist and an inspiring mentor to many at Sky”.

Foreign Affairs Editor Tim Marshall said he was “a friend, brave as a lion but what a heart… what a human being”, adding he was “humorous and wise”.

Afternoon anchor Kay Burley has also been paying tribute:

Channel 4 News broadcaster Krishnan Guru-Murthy paid tribute to his bravery:

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While British Prime Minister David Cameron said he was “saddened” at the news:

You can watch Tim Marshall’s moving tribute to Deane on the Sky News website.

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