In this 2014 photo provided by the Samaritan's Purse aid organization, Dr. Kent Brantly, left, treats an Ebola patient at the Samaritan's Purse Ebola Case Management Center in Monrovia, Liberia. On Saturday, July 26, 2014, the North Carolina-based aid organization said Brantly tested positive for the disease and was being treated at a hospital in Monrovia. (AP Photo/Samaritan's Purse/AP)
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"What a hero. What a loss," writes one admirer on Twitter

Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan was infected with Ebola last week

He played a key role in fighting the outbreak in Sierra Leone

Khan fell ill while overseeing treatment and isolation centers in the country's capital

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A doctor who was on the front lines fighting the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone has died from complications of the disease, Doctors Without Borders said Tuesday.

Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan fell ill early last week while overseeing Ebola treatment at Kenema Government Hospital, about 185 miles east of Sierra Leone’s capital city, Freetown.

He was treated by the French aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres – also known as Doctors Without Borders – in Kailahun, Sierra Leone, up until his death, spokesman Tim Shenk said.