Published On: Wed, Sep 12th, 2012

Hillary Clinton recognizes Sean Smith as one of the victims in the Libyan attack

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton praised Sean Smith, who died in the US Embassy attack in Libya, saying he was ‘one of our best’.

Smith, a married father-of-two, joined the State Department ten years ago. Before arriving in Benghazi, he had served in Baghdad, Pretoria, Montreal and at The Hague.

The gaming community claims that Smith was an avid player of the game ‘Eve Online’, and went by the name ‘Vile Rat’. The community has posted tributes mourning the loss of their friend.

His friend of six years, named as Mittani, wrote: ‘We knew he was in Benghazi. He commented on how there was a constant susurrus of weaponry in the background. He was in situ to provide IT services for the consulate, which meant he was on the net all the time, hanging out with us.’

Mittani, who said his friend used diplomacy as a tool in online games, claimed that Smith typed ‘Gunfire’ before losing his connection on Tuesday.

‘I’m clearly in shock… and I feel kind of dead inside,’ Mittani wrote. ‘Sean was a great guy.’

The men died after an attack by militia on the US consulate in the eastern city of Benghazi on Tuesday. The two others killed have not been named as officials are contacting their families.

They were killed in a protest over an American-produced film that protestors claim insults the Prophet Muhammad.

Sean Smith Facebook photo

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