The death of Amb. Christopher Stevens is a blow to those Libyans who worked closely with the US diplomat before and after the 2011 revolution.
Alaeddin Muntasser is a businessman based in Tripoli who had been a friend of Amb. Stevens for the past five years.
The two men were planning a reception for this weekend where Amb. Stevens would be formally introduced to the Libyan people.
Muntasser says Stevens "really believed in Libya, in some cases more than us."