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Dith Pran

Cambodian photojournalist

Dith Pran (Khmer: ឌិត ប្រន; 27 September 1942 – 30 March 2008) was a Cambodian photojournalist. He was best known as a refugee and survivor of the Cambodian genocide.

Dith Pran
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Born(1942-09-27)27 September 1942
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Died30 March 2008(2008-03-30) (aged 65)
New Brunswick, New Jersey
ResidenceWoodbridge, New Jersey
EmployerNew York Times
Known forThe Killing Fields

Pran died on 30 March 2008 in New Brunswick, New Jersey from pancreatic cancer, aged 65.[1]


  1. Pyle, Richard (March 31, 2008). ""Killing Fields" survivor Dith Pran dies". The Associated Press. Dith Pran, the Cambodian-born journalist whose harrowing tale of enslavement and eventual escape from that country's murderous Khmer Rouge revolutionaries in 1979 became the subject of the award-winning film "The Killing Fields," died Sunday. He was 65.

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