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David Carr, New York Times Columnist, Dead At 58

David Carr, longtime media columnist for The New York Times, died unexpectedly Thursday.

By Steven Sparkman | February 12, 2015

David Carr, a media columnist for The New York Times, died suddenly Thursday. He was 58. 

Carr made a name for himself covering the media and its roll in American culture. He wrote a weekly column for The Times, where he had worked for more than 12 years. (Video via Mediabistro)

Just a day before his death, Carr had gone on CBS to discuss some of the biggest media stories of the week: the suspension of Brian Williams from NBC and Jon Stewart's retirement from the Daily Show.

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In an email to staff, Times editor Dean Baquet said Carr had collapsed in the newsroom Thursday. Baquet said, "He was the finest media reporter of his generation, a remarkable and funny man who was one of the leaders of our newsroom."

Carr leaves behind a wife and three daughters. 

This video includes an image from Getty Images.

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