Sky News cameraman Mick Deane was killed in Egypt while covering the violence in Cairo early Wednesday morning, the London-based television network said.

Deane, a 61-year-old married father of two, worked for Sky News for 15 years and started his career in Washington, D.C., before moving on to Jerusalem. The Sky News cameraman was shot and killed in Cairo; the rest of his team was unhurt.

"The loss of a much-loved colleague will be deeply felt across Sky News. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife and family," said John Ryley, head of Sky News. He added that Deane was “the very best of cameramen, a brilliant journalist and an inspiring mentor to many at Sky.”

Tim Marshall, foreign affairs editor for Sky News, called Dean “a friend, brave as a lion but what a heart. … what a human being.” He said the Sky News cameraman was “humorous and wise.”

British Prime Minister David Cameron expressed his condolences to Deane’s family via Twitter.

“I am saddened to hear of the death of cameraman Mick Deane, covering Egyptian violence,” the prime minister tweeted. “My thoughts are with his family and @SkyNews team.”