The British-born war photographer Tim Page, who was the model for the photojournalist played by Dennis Hopper in the film Apocalypse Now, has died at the age of 78.
Seriously wounded several times while still in his early 20s, Page was declared dead on one occasion before making full recovery. He spent three and a half years of action-packed life in Vietnam and for a time shared a flat with Sean Flynn, son of film-star Errol. After Sean’s disappearance, Page spent several years searching for his friend, eventually discovering that he had been executed.
After returning to Vietnam for the Tet Offensive, Page worked as a freelance for music magazines and later covered wars in other parts of the world. Returning to England in 1979, he eventually settled in Australia, becoming a professor of photojournalism at Griffith University, Queensland.