Last night a video, around four minutes long, was posted online featuring a man believed to be American journalist James Foley.

It has not been independently verified but is widely believed to show an Islamic State militant beheading the 40-year-old, who was kidnapped in late 2012.

Although Foley can be heard to speak in the video, they are not his words, and it should be, under no circumstances, the way we remember him.

The last video featuring James Foley? It is also around four minutes long and was filmed in Idlib province, northern Syria, in June 2012.

In it he discusses alleged human rights abuses and potential war crimes committed by forces loyal to Bashar al-Assad in the country's civil war.

This was his job, shining a light on some of the world's darkest places, and these were his words:

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