|Dave Martin, standing, photo by John Bazemore-AP|
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Being an AP photographer is a stressful job. The work is hard, the stress level is hard, the physical and mental demands are great. Trust me I know this, I watch it every day with Gerry. This is the second AP photographer to die on the job since Gerry started almost ten years ago. Gerry takes excellent care of himself, watches what he eats, exercises, takes advantage of days off to rest. But still, the stress is there 24/7.
My heart breaks for this family. Dave's wife will spend New Year's Day making arrangements to bury her husband, who died way too young. His two children will no longer have their father there for advise and support, their children will not know their grandfather. It's a sad loss and one Gerry is trying to get his head around today.
Hug those you love, time is fleeting, life is short and can end so unexpectedly.............