Tom Hanson


Age: 41


Summary: award-winning Canadian Press news photographer and journalist perhaps best known for his iconic free-lance images of a Mohawk warrior raising his rifle in victory atop of an overturned squad car during the 1990 highly publicized Oka Crisis on central Canada's aboriginal reservation, but one of his most celebrated photos showed a kilt-wearing bagpiper in a gas mask emerging from the violent protests at the Summit of the Americas in Quebec City, in which it was named Picture of the Year in 2001 and nominated for a National Newspaper Award.



Cause of Death: Heart attack


Born: May 1, 1967


Died: March 10, 2009


Location: Ottawa, Canada