Anton Hammerl's body has not been returned to his family five months after his
death on assignment in Libya,
but his family and friends celebrated his remarkable life and career at a memorial
service Thursday at St. Bride's Church in London.
41, was shot and killed by government forces near Brega in eastern Libya on April
5. Libyan authorities refused to disclose the killing--and, in fact,
disseminated misleading information. It was only when three international journalists
captured in the same attack were released a month and a half later that Hammerl's
fate was known.