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Vietnam War Photographer Tim Page Hospitalized in BangkokTim King Salem-News.com
Ever see Apocalypse Now? The combat photographer that Dennis Hopper portrays at the end of the movie, is based on Tim Page.
(SALEM, Ore.) - Tim Page, infamous and notorious Vietnam War Photographer and noted world traveler, has been hospitalized after taking a fall in Hanoi. Thanh Nien News reports that Page was transported for treatment of a broken pelvis.
The legendary 66-year old native of the UK reportedly fell in front of a hotel, according to local news Website Dan Tri. A substantial heart problem was detected after Page was transported to a Hanoi hospital.
He was taken to the SOS International Hospital, then transferred to Thailand for surgery for his broken pelvis, and also for a triple heart bypass, according to sources.
Salem-News.com readers likely recognize Page's name as it is published frequently in our reports about the missing Vietnam War Photojournalist Sean Flynn. Sean Flynn and another Combat Photojournalist named Dana Stone disappeared during the invasion of Cambodia in 1970.
Another Journalist from the Vietnam War, our friend and helpful source Perry Deane Young, says Page and Flynn were as close as two friends could be. In spite of their heterosexuality, Page and Flynn believed they were soul mates.
Tim Page gained fame during the Vietnam War not just as a combat photojournalist, but as a man who lived on the very edge of existence. Blown up, injured numerous times, he always went back, most recently to Afghanistan. The UN mission calls him “one of the world’s most renowned photographers."
One of his most famous works from the Vietnam War is Requiem, is a portfolio of work by combat photographers who died in Vietnam and Indochina.
Tim Page's career began in 1962 when he was just 18. He traveled to Asia before the U.S. war officially started and ended up taking some of the most famous pictures of the Vietnam War.
Ever see Apocalypse Now? The somewhat crazed combat photographer that Dennis Hopper portrays at the end of the movie, is based on Tim Page. In some ways he has no rivals.
Page is a central figure in SE Asia war photography, and he has the energy of many men. We hope for his speedy recovery. Another group rooting for Tim Page is the one most closely connected to his friend Sean Flynn.
Dave Macmillan, who recently spent months searching for Sean Flynn's remains, Rory Flynn, Sean Flynn's sister, and Mike Luehring, Spokesman for the Flynn estate, had a friend drop off a get well card and a gift for Page at his hospital to let him know they were thinking of him.
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