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OKLAHOMA CITY - NewsChannel 4 is mourning the loss of a legend in television news.

Darrell Barton, 73, passed away on Wednesday following a brief illness.

Barton served as the chief photographer for KTVY-TV from 1969 to 1983.

This vintage news promo shows Darell in 1977:

After his time at NewsChannel 4, Barton became a freelance photographer to travel the world and tell stories in Haiti, Afghanistan and the Holy Lands.

He also worked for ABC News, NBC News, CBS News, '20/20' and '48 Hours.'

Barton also taught hundreds of journalists while serving as a faculty member at NPPA's News Video Workshop at the Gaylord College of Journalism & Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma.

Following many assignments and awards, Barton moved to a log cabin in Edmond with his wife, Marilyn.

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