Tributes to Richard Beeston, 1963-2013

Richard Beeston sadly passed away yesterday (19th May) after a long battle with cancer. A much respected foreign correspondent and editor for 30 years, he leaves his wife Natasha and two children, Jack and Georgia. Here are just a few of the tributes from Twitter and on

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  1. Tweet @thetimes with your tribute to Richard and we will add it to this selection of messages from friends and colleagues.
  2. Richard's obituary tells of how he vividly documented the unfolding terror in Lebanon, Iraq and Chechnya and was "one of the finest and most courageous foreign correspondents of his generation". It can be read online here: