The story says a former colleague remembers Best getting his start as a freelance photographer with the Sun when in high school. In the 1990s, he moved to Montreal to work for Reuters.
“It's a real shock,” Winnipeg Sun photographer Brian Donogh says in the story. “He was a friendly guy and very hardworking. He was dedicated to his work and had a real touch for sports photography.”
Other Tweets from journalists indicate Best was scheduled to travel to Boston to shoot tonight's Game 6 of the Stanley Cup.