Whether undercover in North Korea or exposed on Bosnian roads, Mick Deane ensured we left at the right time. This time he couldn't get out.
A British cameraman was killed in Cairo while covering clashes between supporters of Mohamed Morsi and Egyptian security forces.
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Tom Rayner, the Sky News producer who was working with cameraman Mick Deane in Egypt has tweeted his tribute:
In our attempt to show the world the horror at Rabaa today, we lost the heart of our team. I can't find more words now. We love you Mick
ITN chief executive John Hardie has paid tribute to Sky News cameraman Mick Deane, who was shot and killed in Egypt this morning.
– John Hardie, ITN Chief Executive
Our condolences go out to Mickey’s family, our colleagues at Sky News and those here who knew Mickey from his work for ITN, where he worked in the Hong Kong bureau with Mark Austin and others in the mid-90s.
Mickey’s death is a very sad moment for all of us working in television news and makes us remember again the passing of brave journalists such as Tim Hetherington killed in Libya, Marie Colvin killed in Syria, and of course our own Terry Lloyd, Fred Nérac, Hussein Osman and Gaby Rado in Iraq.
My heart goes out to the family of Mick Deane.
He was a great friend and my guide for many years in Asia. I always said it, he really was one of the best.
Mick Deane the nicest, the best, the bravest RIP
Our friend and Sky News colleague Mick Deane was shot dead while filming in Cairo today. He was a wonderful man. http://t.co/QvGLBivZfD
Saddened by death of Sky News cameraman Mick Deane in Cairo. My thoughts are with his family and @skynews colleagues at this tragic time.
Desperately sad news that Mick Deane has been shot and killed in Cairo. True gent and brilliant cameraman. Thoughts with his team & family.x
Shocked, stunned & saddened to hear @skynews cameraman Mick Deane has died in Egypt. A lovely, talented guy much beloved in DC & everywhere.
Mick Deane was one of the nicest people I've ever worked with on the ground.Really helped me in my career,a great guy & brilliant cameraman.
Sky News' foreign affairs editor Tim Marshall described cameraman Mick Deane as "a friend, brave as a lion but what a heart…what a human being".
– Head of Sky News John Ryley
Everyone at Sky News is shocked and saddened by Mick's death. He was a talented and experienced journalist who had worked with Sky News for many years.
The loss of a much-loved colleague will be deeply felt across Sky News. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife and family. We will give them our full support at this extremely difficult time.