Photographer Tom Stoddart’s Cause of Death at 68 Confirmed
We are sad to announce that Morpeth-born photographer Tom Stoddart has died. Tom Stoddart’s cause of death has been confirmed on Wednesday, November 17, 2021.
His death news has been revealed on his Twitter account, writing: “It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Tom after a brave fight against cancer. He felt blessed that he had found true happiness with Ailsa. The family kindly ask that their privacy be respected at this time.”
Tom Stoddart was well known for capturing the Berlin Wall crashing down in 1989. He passed away after a long battle with cancer at the age of 68.
Stoddart started his career as a trainee on the Berwick Advertiser in 1970 before moving to London to work for national newspapers and magazines.
During the 1980s he worked extensively for The Sunday Times and was in Beirut in 1982. He was seriously injured covering fighting in Bosnia in 1992, while he was given access to Tony Blair’s historic general election campaign in 1997.
Tom Stoddart traveled the world and covered events like the fall of the Berlin Wall, the election of President Nelson Mandela, the bloody siege of Sarajevo, and the wars against Saddam Hussein in Iraq.
Tom Stoddart Risked his Life till Death
He risked his life when working for the Sunday Times alongside war reporter Marie Colvin in Beirut in 1987.
Marie and Tom negotiated with the militia and convinced a leader who agreed to give them a 60-second window of opportunity to make a run for the camp without them being shot at.
During an interview published on Chroniclelive in 2019, Tom said: “They were trapped in the camp. The conditions were terrible. People were eating rats and being shot and killed on a daily basis.”
One of his first photographs was of a woman who had been shot carried into the hospital as doctors attended her. “The woman died in front of us,” said Tom.
Recently a collection of his photographs which were shot over several decades were gathered in a book and exhibition called “Extraordinary Women.”
It showcased the will, patience, and perseverance of women in war and extreme situations. The book had a foreword by Hollywood actress and human rights campaigner, Angelina Jolie.
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Reactions to Tom Stoddart’s Daeth
Several fans, friends, and supporters reacted and stated their condolences on social media websites following this tragic news.
One of his fans wrote on Twitter: “Moving the world through images indeed. Utterly heart wrenching image, just one of many taken by Tom Stoddart #RIPTomStoddart“
Another wrote: “If you’re not aware of Tom Stoddart’s work, look him up now. Right now. A sad loss for photography today.”
Mike Parry tweeted: “I’m so sorry to have learned that ace photographer Tom Stoddart has died. I worked with Tom in Fleet Street in the classic black-glass Daily Express building and the Popenjay pub below it. Honest, brave, professional, and tireless. There weren’t many around as good as him. RIP”
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