"I know it's impossible to stay safe but please try" were the last words Anderson Cooper said to Marie Colvin in their phone conversation, aired on AC360 Tuesday night. Sadly Cooper was correct, it was impossible to stay safe in Syria, Colvin died just a few hours later.
Our hearts go out to her family and her colleagues. May her death and the death of so many others in Syria not be in vain.
We take our title for this post from a tribute to Marie written by colleague Bill Neely at ITV News. He concluded his thoughts with,
"On Monday I sent her a message; “Bravo Marie. Keep your head down.” This morning I looked at the video of her body in a house in Homs. Her head down. Her voice silenced.
And we are all the poorer for that. Bless you Marie."