Like much of the rest of the world, Egypt awoke on Friday morning to the tragic news that long-time Middle East-based reporter, Anthony Shadid, had died while on assignment for the New York Times in Syria.
Shadid, one of the world's most admired and respected journalists, covered a myriad of conflicts across the region for over a decade, but for years he called the Egyptian capital, Cairo, home.
Read what was one of his latest dispatches from Cairo here.
Journalists, activists, artists and others reacted on Twitter to his untimely death from Egypt.
Ayman Mohyeldin is the Egyptian, Palestinian and American Cairo-based foreign correspondent for NBC News.
Just woke up to the tragic news that NYT journalist Anthony Shadid died in #Syria He was a personal role model & amazing person RIP Anthony— Ayman Mohyeldin (@AymanM) February 17, 2012
Hannah Allam is the Cairo bureau chief for McClatchy Newspapers.
Anthony Shadid was a friend & mentor to many Arab-American journalists. Lots of tears & memories in the community today. He's irreplaceable.— Hannah Allam (@HannahAllam) February 17, 2012
Sharif Kouddous is an independent Egyptian-American journalist, working for Democracy Now!
RIP Anthony Shadid. The world has lost one of its greatest journalists. An intrepid poet who reported on the Middle East like no other.— Sharif Kouddous (@sharifkouddous) February 17, 2012
Hossam Bahgat is the director of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR), a local human rights organization.
RIP Anthony Shadid. Last decemeber he told me he was quitting smoking in a month.— hossam bahgat (@hossambahgat) February 17, 2012
The administrator for the Muslim Brotherhood's official online Twitter feed tweeted a quote from the editor-in-chief of the movement's official website.
1/2)"I've known Anthony Shedid since 08, we've had several discussions reexamining #MB, as a grassroots movement, through its human aspect— Ikhwanweb (@Ikhwanweb) February 17, 2012
Cont 2/2) "not stereotypes. Anthony was extremely understanding & intelligent, we will miss him. May God bless his soul" Khaled Hamza— Ikhwanweb (@Ikhwanweb) February 17, 2012
Hani Shukrallah is the editor-in-chief of Ahram Online, a web-based Egyptian newspaper.
I was privileged to know and be interviewed by @AnthonyShadid - a true journalist, no short cuts, deep understanding, and integrity- RIP— Hani Shukrallah (@HaniShukrallah) February 17, 2012
Ghada Shahbender is a board member for the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights