Tributes have been paid to the Sky News cameraman shot and killed while covering the disorder in Egypt.

Mick Deane, 61, had been working at Sky News for 15 years. As well as covering Egypt, he was also based in Jerusalem and Washington.

He was working with Middle East correspondent Sam Kiley when he was shot and wounded in Cairo. He leaves behind a wife and two sons.

Friends and co-workers have now paid tribute to Deane, described as a "wonderful man" and a "brilliant cameraman".

Sky's head of news, John Ryley, said the veteran media professional was a "much-loved colleague".

He said: "Everyone at Sky News is shocked and saddened by Mick's death.

"He was a talented and experienced journalist who had worked with Sky News for many years. The loss of a much-loved colleague will be deeply felt across Sky News.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife and family. We will give them our full support at this extremely difficult time."

Prime Minister David Cameron also paid his condolences. He tweeted: "I am saddened to hear of the death of cameraman Mick Deane, covering Egyptian violence."

Foreign Secretary William Hague also said he was saddened by Deane's death.

"My thoughts are with his family and Sky News colleagues at this tragic time," he added.

Fellow Sky News journalists have also paid tribute to the cameraman. Presenter Kay Burley said: "My heart breaks for the family of our friend Mick Deane killed today in Cairo. A true gentlemen. It was an honour to have known him."

Sky's foreign affairs editor Tim Marshall called Mick "a friend, brave as a lion but with a heart", adding: "Micky was humorous in a dry way, he was wise and when you're on the road with small teams, people like that are diamonds to be with.

Moscow correspondent Katie Stallard said the victim was a "true gent and brilliant cameraman", while political editor Adam Boulton described his former colleague as the "nicest, the best [and] the bravest".

Former Sky News employee, Neil Mann, added: "Mick Deane was one of the nicest people I've ever worked with on the ground. Really helped me in my career, a great guy and brilliant cameraman."

A second journalist, Habiba Ahmed Abd Elaziz, was also killed in the disturbences, according to her employers Xpress.

The Gulf news organisation said she had gone to her home country on annual leave and had not been working on an official assignment.

Meanwhile, the Egyptian presidency has declared a month-long state of emergency across the country as a result of the clashes between security forces and pro-Morsi protesters.