The funeral of photographer Tim Hetherington will take place in central London on Friday, his parents have announced.

The funeral of photographer Tim Hetherington will take place in central London on Friday, his parents have announced.

Tim, 40, was killed in a mortar attack in Misrata, Libya on 20 April, along with US photographer Chris Hondros.

Tim?s funeral will take place at 11am on Friday, at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Farm Street, Mayfair, London W1K 3AH.

A reception will be held afterwards at the Dorchester Hotel on Park Lane, W1.

All Tim?s family, friends and colleagues, past and present, are welcome to attend.

In a message posted on Tim?s website, the photographer?s parents Alistair and Judith say they have been comforted by many messages of condolence and tributes, sent from all over the world.

They wrote: ?It humbles us to know that Tim touched so many people?s lives in his chosen profession, as well as throughout his life as a cherished son, brother, uncle, partner and a much-loved friend.?

They have asked for no funeral flowers. Instead, any donations should be sent to The Milton Margai School for the Blind in Sierra Leone (www.miltonmargaischool.org); Human Rights Watch (www.hrw.org); or the Committee to Protect Journalists (www.cpj.org).

For full details visit www.timhetherington.org or call JH Kenyon Funeral Directors on 0207 937 0757.

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