New York Times foreign correspondent, Anthony Shadid, 43, died on Thursday in Syria, USA Today reported.
The two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter died of a apparent asthma attack while covering the uprising against the president.
The New York Times reported on Thursday that Shadid had long been interested in the Middle East, first because of his Lebanese-American heritage and later because of what he saw there firsthand.
He joined The Times on Dec. 31, 2009, as Baghdad bureau chief, and became the newspaper's bureau chief in Beirut, Lebanon, last year.
According to the New York Times, he was known most recently to readers for his coverage of the Arab Spring. He won the 2012 Pulitzer in international reporting for his reporting on the sea change sweeping the region.