New York Times columnist and Minneapolis native David Carr collapsed at the office and later died at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital on Thursday. He was 58.
Carr wrote about media, business, culture and government in his Media Equation column. Carr joined the New York Times in 2002 as a business reporter, and before that, he was a contributor for The Atlantic Monthly and New York magazine. In 2000, he was a media writer for Inside.com. Before coming to New York, he was editor of the Washington City Paper in Washington, D.C.
From 1993 to 1995, he was editor of the Twin Cities Reader, an alternative weekly. He wrote a media column for the Reader as well.
Carr is survived by his wife, Jill Rooney Carr, and his three daughters, Maddie, Erin and Meagan.
Remembering David Carr
"A truly unique individual with a story arc Hollywood couldn't put together," said MinnPost columnist Brian Lambert. "His return to credibility as a journalist is nothing short of a miracle. For that to happen is so rare in life."
David Carr stood out because at a time when the news industry is struggling for its soul, he exemplified both soul and integrity. RIP— Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) February 13, 2015