Photographer who captured Robert Kennedy assassination dies
WASHINGTON (AFP) - Bill Eppridge, the photojournalist behind the iconic and haunting images of Robert Kennedy's assassination in 1966, has died at the age of 75, the National Press Photographers Association said on Thursday.
On its website (www.nppa.org), the association said Mr Eppridge died in a hospital in Danbury, Connecticut where he had been admitted several weeks ago after a fall that led to a blood infection.
"He extended a helping hand and a bushel of inspiration to me, and his kindness shaped the course of my career," said friend and fellow photographer David Hume Kennerly, quoted by the NPPA.
As a staff photographer for Life, Mr Eppridge enjoyed privileged access to Mr Kennedy's campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, following in the footsteps of his slain brother John F. Kennedy.