CNN photojournalist Margaret Moth dies

CNN camerawoman Margaret Moth died of cancer on 21 March in Rochester, Minnesota.

Renowned for her gustiness and distinctive humour, Moth survived a near-fatal gunshot wound to the face while filming in Sarajevo in 1992. She was remembered by her colleagues at CNN as a true, determined professional who lived life to the full.

CNN spokesman Nigel Pritchard said that Moth had died, aged 59, while in hospice care. A CNN obituary confirmed she was suffering from colon cancer for the last three years. Born Margaret Wilson in Gisborne, New Zealand, she changed her name to Margaret Gipsy Moth. She worked for KHOU in Houston, Texas, for about seven years before taking up her job with CNN in 1990.

Her colleagues said she was inspirational with her tough but quirky style, which included always wearing black clothes and combat boots.
Moth had covered the West Bank invasion by Israel in 2002, the rioting that followed Indira Gandhi's assassination in 1984 in India, and other conflicts around the world, according to CNN.