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AP photographer has apparent heart attack, dies after Chick-fil-A Bowl

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Moderator1, Jan 1, 2014.

  1. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Sad stuff

    http://deadspin.com/ap-photog-has-heart-attack-on-field-at-chik-fil-a-bowl-1492575892

    And this tweet from the chief operating officer of USA Today Sports Images

    Bob Rosato @BobRosato
    It is with deep sadness to report we have lost AP photographer Dave Martin, an icon in photojournalism, tonight at the chick fil a bowl.

    The AP obit via The Washington Post

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/colleges/ap-photographer-martin-collapses-at-game-dies/2014/01/01/451be2ea-72b6-11e3-bc6b-712d770c3715_story.html
     
  2. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Re: AP photographer has apparent heart attack after Chick-fil-A Bowl

    RIP. We always really counted on him at SEC Media Days for football and he always delivered.
     
  3. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Re: AP photographer has apparent heart attack after Chick-fil-A Bowl

    Damn. RIP.
     
  4. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    Re: AP photographer has apparent heart attack after Chick-fil-A Bowl

    Dave was a great guy and great photographer. Always hustling, always getting the photo, always being in the spot for the shot others wished they'd shot. RIP, Dave.
     
  5. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Re: AP photographer has apparent heart attack after Chick-fil-A Bowl

    Never met him, but was a fan of his work. RIP.
     
  6. I'll never tell

    I'll never tell Active Member

    Re: AP photographer has apparent heart attack after Chick-fil-A Bowl

    He was a great photographer. But what he did to just help people. It just makes me sick.

    Back in the day, we couldn't send people to shoot Alabama or Auburn hoops. He'd always make sure something was lined up, "Sure. I'll call Tuscaloosa (or Auburn). We'll make sure we get ya something."

    http://davemartinphotography.com/editorial.html

    He'd been overseas with the troops. In the middle of it in Katrina. And passed away shooting a damn football game.

    Makes me think about Jimmy Smothers, longtime sports editor out of Gadsden and probably 80 years old by now. Once told me (at a game), I hope I go sitting in a press box. "Well, damn Smut. Let's just don't do it tonight," I said.

    I don't run across nearly as many of his photos as I once did. Makes me sick that I won't ever see any more.
     
  7. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Re: AP photographer has apparent heart attack after Chick-fil-A Bowl

    One of his last photos taken, via Twitter:

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  8. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    Re: AP photographer has apparent heart attack after Chick-fil-A Bowl

    Having gotten home from the gathering I was at tonight, I turned on ESPN and see that the replay of the game is in the final three minutes. It's going to feel ghoulish to see the post-game handshakes and look for him.

    Edit: The Deadspin link in Moddy's post shows ESPN video that shows him flat on his back on the field, but the replay of the game shows a completely different shot at the same time on the clock. I wonder if they subbed out a different shot on the rerun.
     
  9. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Some of his work linked here:

    http://blog.al.com/wire/2014/01/alabama-based_ap_photographer.html
     
  10. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    I didn't know him but a lot of folks around here did... RIP..
     
  11. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    I remember seeing tons of Dave Martin pics roll across the wire.
    He was a regular at late-summer SEC Media Days, too, I believe.
    RIP and condolences to the Martin family.
     
  12. Desk_dude

    Desk_dude Member

    His wife also was shooting the game for AP.
     
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