In memoriam ...
Several passings are being mourned on the Internet today. One is Swedish journalist Nils Horner, who was killed under gunfire in Afghanistan. TIME's Andrew Katz quoted from the article: "'The only thing he always wanted and talked about was being in the field.'" Washington Post Kabul Bureau Chief Kevin Sieff additionally shared, "'He was one of the best we ever had.' -@TereseCris on colleague Nils Horner." Iona Craig from The Times quoted another section, pointing out that Horner was "'shot dead in brazen attack that many worry reflects growing danger for foreigners in Kabul.'"
Another is "Fatal Vision" author Joe McGinniss, who has died at age 71. ESPN's Bonnie Ford divulged that his work "'The Selling of the President' was so ahead of its time, so right on and fearless, huge influence on me." AP's David Mercer had another favorite: "Not his most-read, but 'The Miracle of Castel di Sangro' is a great read."
Finally, the general secretary of Britain's Rail Maritime and Transport Union Bob Crow has passed away at just 52. Here is one of his last interviews. Tim Gatt with ITV News pointed out that "Bob Crow took part in a strike the day after returning from his honeymoon in 1982." Stephen Jones at MSN UK News paraphrased London mayor Boris Johnson on his political rival Crow: "Whatever our political differences, and there were many, this is tragic news."