April 1st, 2008

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Funeral Services Sunday For Photojournalist Dith Pran

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ (April 1, 2008) - Funeral services will be Sunday, April 6, for Dith Pran, the photojournalist who survived torture and starvation at the hands of the brutal Khmer Rouge and whose story was the basis of the 1984 movie "The Killing Fields."

A New York Times staff photographer for almost three decades after he came to America, Dith died last Sunday in New Brunswick, NJ, after a brief battle against pancreatic cancer. He was 65.

Viewing hours will begin on Saturday, April 5, at the South Plainfield Funeral Home from 2 to 4 p.m., and the family will welcome visitors and friends.

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