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Gleaner photographer Winston Sill is dead

Published:Friday | July 31, 2015 | 3:42 PM
"Sill’s passing is a real loss to The Gleaner’s Editorial department and by extension the thousands of people who would have waited daily to see his images in print and online," said Editor-in-Chief, Garfield Grandison.

Gleaner photojournalist Winston Sill has died.

Sill died in hospital earlier today after a period of illness.

He was 73.

"Sill’s passing is a real loss to The Gleaner’s editorial department and by extension the thousands of people who would have waited daily to see his images in print and online," said Editor-in-Chief Garfield Grandison.

Sill, who joined The Gleaner as a Freelance Photographer on August 1, 1991, primarily shot social pictures for The Gleaner and was the man behind the camera for THE STAR’s poster girl feature.

"During his 24 years working with The Gleaner, Sill became very well known on the social circuit and earned the respect of many, including his peers," Grandison added.

One of Sill’s nieces, Astrid Cooper, recalled how much he lived for the moment when he could capture an arresting image.

Sill was the father of three children: Winsome, Irvin and Garth.