Long time AP photographer, Dave Martin, passed away after suffering a heart attack during the Chick-Fil-A Bowl in Georgia. After Texas A&M's 52-48 win against Duke, Dave Martin ran onto the field and shot many celebratory shots before finally collapsing. He was administered CPR on the field before he was transported to Emory Hospital Midtown where he passed away Wednesday morning.
Dave Martin started shooting for The Associated Press in 1983 making a 30 year career as a journalistic photographer. He covered various sports events including The Olympics and various Super Bowls, Hurricane Katrina, and the oil spill in the Gulf. On top of being an amazing photographer he was also AP's South Region Picture Editor managing over 30 photographers across 11 states.
He is survived by his wife (who is also a photographer) Jamie Martin and their two children Emily and Skip. Dave Martin was 59.
Via: USA Today