I was shocked to hear the death of Laszlo Kovacs tonight when I returned from another day of shooting. He died of cancer at the age of 74. I never personally met him, but he visited and spoke to my industry insider class in the fall of 2004 while I attended Chapman University.
He was one of those cinematographers that you never heard of that much, but his resume was unbelievable. As imdb.com stated today, "He became one of the industry's most sought-after 'lensers,' working on a mixture of mainstream and art-house classics..." Just take a quick look at his credits and he was one of the best (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004088).
He will be missed.