04/17/2015 2:33PM

Eclipse Award-winning photographer Farrell dies

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Dan Farrell, an Eclipse Award-winning photographer who worked for the New York Daily News for four decades, died Monday due to pneumonia, the paper reported. He was 84.

Farrell freelanced for several news outlets before joining the Daily News in 1955. Primarily a sports photographer, Farrell won the 1987 Eclipse Award for a photo he took of Alysheba and trainer Jack Van Berg head to head. Farrell would later serve as a judge for the Eclipse Awards as well.

Farrell is probably best known for his iconic photo of John F. Kennedy Jr. saluting the coffin of his father, the former president, who was assassinated in 1963. 

Farrell, a native of Hazleton, Pa., served in the Navy during the Korean War. He is survived by his five children.