NYT media reporter Carr died of cancer, cardiovascular disease: officials

February 14, 2015 11:55 PM

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(Reuters) - New York Times media columnist David Carr, a beloved and widely respected journalist who wrote a memoir about his struggles with addiction, died of lung cancer and cardiovascular disease, New York City's medical examiner said on Saturday.

Carr collapsed at the Times' offices on Thursday night and died at age 58. He was discovered unresponsive in the paper's newsroom at 9 p.m. and was later pronounced dead, the Times said.

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