David Carr (1956-2015), Beloved New York Times Columnist, Author, and Media Critic

David Carr 2013
“David Carr 2013” by Ian Linkletter

David Carr, the beloved author of The New York Times column “The Media Equation”, critic, author, and star of the 2011 documentary Page One: Inside the New York Times, suddenly and unexpectedly passed away last night after moderating a panel at The New School. He collapsed in the Times newsroom–the place where he worked since 2002 after overcoming an intense cocaine addiction–and was brought to St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly before 9:00 PM. He was only 58 years old.

David’s friends, co-workers and cohorts have come out on social media en masse to express their sadness and share their stories about the charismatic curmudgeon who regularly took the the media to task.

David Carr and Eddie Codel
With Eddie Codel at SXSW 2011 – photo by Scott Beale

David Carr and Anthony DeRosa
With Anthony DeRosa at SXSW 2011 – photo by Scott Beale

Rest in Peace David. You will be sorely missed.

via The New York Times, Circa