California Lives: Every Thursday, read an obituary of a notable Californian from the archives

Marie Colvin

Marie Colvin was legendary in journalism, a fearless war correspondent driven to depict the effects of conflict on civilians. She had covered multiple wars and often wore a black eye patch, having lost her left eye while covering civil strife in Sri Lanka. She was killed in the central Syrian city of Homs. She was 56. Full story Notable deaths of 2011 Associated Press