Sean Flynn was the son of the legendary swashbuckling actor Errol Flynn. The younger Flynn had tried acting; the very thing that made his father famous and brought him riches, but the younger Flynn found little satisfaction in it and became bored. After a series of jobs, he became a photojournalist and was known for taking great risks for the sake of his work. He was on assignment for Time magazine when he was captured by Communist guerrillas while travelling by motorcycle in Cambodia, April 6, 1970. Unlike his father whose Hollywood scripts allowed him to get out of trouble, it is believed that Sean was held captive by the Khmer Rouge for a time before being executed.