Tributes pour in following death of legendary British Vietnam War photographer Tim Page

Tributes pour in following death of legendary British Vietnam War photographer Tim Page Credit: Wikimedia

Tim Page, a revered Vietnam War photographer died at his home in New South Wales, Australia on Wednesday, August 24, following a battle with liver cancer, at the age of 78.

Born on May 25, 1944 in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, the legendary Vietnam War photographer Tim Page would first leave England in 1962.

He headed through Europe, Pakistan, India, Burma, Thailand and then Laos, where he worked as an agricultural adivsor.

He then went on to work as a press photographer for UPI and AFP, earning himself a position at UPI after he took photographs of a coup d’etat in Laos.

Page would go on to become well-known for his work photographing the Vietnam War, being mentioned in various books on the war.

Tributes have flooded Twitter following the announcement of his death:

“RIP Tim Page. What a life you had. One of my favourite people who walked this planet, now looking at us all from a new perspective. #RIP #TimPage”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The news of the death of Vietnam War photographer Tim Page, follows news of Len Dawson, a Hall of Fame quarterback who played for the Kansas City Chiefs during their first Super Bowl championship, remaining with the team for six decades as a player and broadcaster, dying aged 87, as reported on Wednesday, August 24.


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