A New Zealand poet has died after being hit by a car while walking his dog in the US.
Max Richards, who was 79, had been living in Seattle for two years with his wife.
He was hit by a car at a passenger crossing on 21 September and died later that night from head injuries.
Seattle media have reported that the former English lecturer's Labrador refused to leave his side after the accident.
A long time friend of Mr Richards, Alan Roddick, said he was published in the literary journals Landfall and Islands.
He said Mr Richards wrote extensively about growing up in New Zealand.
"I think he was a little bit of a phenomenon; a New Zealand born poet who has lived a lot of his life in another country, but has felt himself firmly tied to New Zealand."