Summary: free-lance journalist for the news magazine Time who had immersed himself in the tumult of the Middle East for years by repeatedly venturing into some of the most hazardous conflict zones, but who was abducted in northern Syria in August 2013 and held captive by the Islamic State terrorists as he reported on the civil war still convulsing that country.
Cause of Death: Murdered by decapitation
Born: May 11, 1983
Died: September 2, 2014
Location: Undisclosed location, Syria