Michel du Cille, 58, a three-time Pulitzer Prize winner who recently captured compelling images of Ebola patients and their caretakers, died in Liberia while on assignment for the Washington Post.

Martin Baron, the Post's executive editor, called Mr. du Cille "a beloved colleague and one of the world's most accomplished photographers."

The Post reported Mr. du Cille collapsed Thursday while returning on foot from a Liberian village where he had been working on an assignment. He was taken over dirt roads to a hospital two hours away and was declared dead of an apparent heart attack.

Mr. du Cille won two Pulitzer Prizes as a photographer with the Miami Herald in the 1980s and shared a third in 2008 as a reporter with the Post - an investigative public service series on the treatment of veterans at Walter Reed Army Medical Center who were returning from Afghanistan and Iraq. He also spent several years as the Post's director of photography and an assistant managing editor. - AP