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David Carr, N.Y. Times media reporter, dies

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David Carr, a columinist for the New York Times, has died. He was 58.

According to an email sent to staff members from Times executive editor Dean Baquet, Carr “died suddenly [Thursday] after collapsing in the newsroom,” The Daily Beast reports.

Carr kicked off his career as a journalist in his home state of Minnesota and after stints at multiple publications began working at the Times in 2002. There, he wrote a weekly column about the media. His most recent one, published Feb. 11, discussed the similarities between Jon Stewart and Brian Williams.

Carr was open about his past struggles with addiction and discussed them openly in his 2008 memoir, The Night of the GunHe interviewed multiple people from his life for the book as a way to tell his own story from different views, the way he would write a story about any other subject.

Although he’s most known for his words, Carr had some onscreen time in 2011’s Page One: Inside the New York Times, a critically acclaimed documentary that prominently featured the writer at work.

For Carr’s articles both recent and archived, visit the New York Times website.

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