By News Americas Editorial Team
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Dec. 14, 2020: It’s been 365 days already for the explanation that passing of News Americas photographer, Hayden Roger Celestin, the photojournalist who captured the first tale breaking moment of the now renowned three-time Olympian Usain St. Leo High-tail.
The Tunapuna, Trinidad-born Celestin, a customary a scholastic triple jumper as a high schooler and sports activities fan, captured the iconic moment for AFP and Getty Wire Companies and products on Might well well well honest 31, 2008 at the Reebok Wide Prix, when the Jamaican sprinter won the Males’s 100-m forward of the USA’s Tyson Homosexual and Darvis Patton to plot a singular world tale of 9.72 seconds.
The photo went round the sphere and is nowadays, accrued readily accessible on Getty, preserving the occupation of the one of the Caribbean’s easiest global photographers alive.
Celestin lost his battle with a devastating stroke on Dec. 14, 2019, at the Maimonides Clinical Center in Brooklyn, NY. He was once 64.
The News Americas photographer since 2011, had suffered a stroke in restoration from an awfully easy surgical plot in June at the Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, NY. He had been internal and out of hospitals ever since, including Downstate, as successfully as in rehab, unable to pass. Celestin then suffered a deadly superbug at the Palm Gardens nursing home in Brooklyn, NY, that added to his ailments and served to extra debilitate him.
News Americas Creator Felicia J. Persaud, knowledgeable NAN’s editorial workers final evening that her heart breaks at some level of nowadays. “I’m able to’t mediate Roger has been gone a year already,” she stated. “It seems like upright the day prior to this and the loss is accrued though-provoking to address. Jared, Jason, Hakim and I will leave out him ad infinitum.”
Celestin was once the third longest living dialysis affected person in the sphere as sooner than his dying, he had also been on dialysis for an shimmering 39 years, horrible many health workers along with his capacity to outlive that prolonged on the therapy. Celestin’s stroke had reach amid his restoration from help surgical plot in 2015 that had left him studying to dash once more.
The customary Brooklyn-primarily based mostly, immigrant constructed an renowned global occupation as a Fresh York Press Association files photographer, work for several valuable publications including the Fresh York Day to day News and for top wire companies and products like Getty, AFP and UPI, covering a substantial resolution of valuable events including the NBA, the US Commence, the UN and a substantial resolution of world leaders including all the Trinidadian high ministers dating help to the 1980s, Presidential and native election campaigns, West Indian Carnival, as successfully because the wide establish scene including being a relentless at the Letterman demonstrate. He’s survived by several relatives and conclude chums.