reports CNN ,New Zealand-born internationally renowned photojournalist Margaret Moth has died.

Moth, who came to prominence after being almost killed when shot in the face covering the war in Sarajevo, was 59.

She had been travelling down the notorious “Sniper Alley” when she was shot.

Moth, born Margaret Wilson in Gisborne, was a camerawoman in New Zealand before moving to the US. She began working for CNN in 1990.

Moth had been diagnosed with cancer three years ago.

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