Fox News cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski aged 55, and Ukrainian Journalist Oleksandra Kuvshinova aged 24, were killed in Horenka, Ukraine, as their vehicle was struck by incoming fire. Fox News journalist Benjamin Hall who was also in the vehicle, was left severely injured. It was unclear who fired at them; however, Ukrainian officials blamed Russian artillery fire for their deaths.

Zakrzewski, a veteran Fox News war zone photographer and cameraman, had covered the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria for Fox News. He had been working in Ukraine since February in light of the military tensions growing in the country at that time. He was said to be a constant, all-around photojournalist who participated in almost all of Fox’s international coverage.

“It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we share the news this morning regarding our beloved cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski,” Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott announced. She described the London-based journalist to be extremely talented and passionate and that his skills were unmatched.

“His talents were vast, and there wasn’t a role that he didn’t jump in to help with in the field — from photographer to engineer to editor to producer — and he did it all under immense pressure with tremendous skill,” Scott said, describing the “Unsung Hero” awardee at Fox News’ annual employee Spotlight Awards.

“He was wildly popular — everyone in the media industry who has covered a foreign story knew and respected Pierre,” the CEO stated.

“We extend our deepest condolences to Pierre’s wife Michelle and family,” Scott wrote to Fox News Media staff. “Please keep them all in your prayers. And please continue to pray for Benjamin Hall,” the memo said.

Pierre’s colleagues had honored his life by posting and tweeting several photos and sentiments regarding their time with the veteran photojournalist. Fox News anchor and reporter John Roberts tweeted that Pierre was “an absolute treasure” and that he was “just the best” and included a photograph of them together in France.