NEW YORK (AP) — New York Times media columnist David Carr died of complications from metastatic lung cancer, according to autopsy results released Saturday.
Julie Bolcer, a spokeswoman for the New York City medical examiner’s office, said the autopsy shows heart disease also contributed to his death.READ MORE: Javeyon Tate Charged With Aiding Teens In Minneapolis Robbery That Left 1 Dead
Carr, 58, collapsed at the newspaper’s headquarters and died on Thursday.
He wrote the newspaper’s Media Equation column and penned a memoir about his fight with drug addiction. He was lauded as “the finest media reporter of his generation” by Times’ Executive Editor Dean Baquet.READ MORE: Driver Killed In 3-Car Crash In Chaska
Carr’s 2008 memoir “The Night of the Gun” traces his rise from cocaine addict to single dad raising twin girls to sobered-up media columnist for the Times. The book also detailed his life as a cancer patient as he battled Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
A spokeswoman for the Times declined to comment on whether Carr’s illness was known at the newspaper.MORE NEWS: Carl Williams Accused Of Kidnapping Woman From Gas Station, Sexually Assaulting Her
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