NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Popular New York Times Media Equation columnist David Carr passed away at the newspaper’s office Thursday.

The newspaper announced Carr’s death in an article on its website Thursday night.

Carr was 58, and had written for the newspaper since 2002 on the intersection between media and business.

The Minneapolis native and University of Minnesota graduate had been an editor of the Twin Cities Reader from 1993 to 1995, and the Washington City Paper, the newspaper reported.

In New York, he had written been a contributing writer for the Atlantic Monthly and New York Magazine, and the media writer for, before joining the Times, the newspaper reported.

Carr started with the New York Times as a business reporter on the magazine publishing beat, the newspaper reported.

Carr also published a memoir in 2008 titled, “The Night of the Gun,” in which he discussed his past experiences with cocaine addiction.

Just Wednesday, Carr appeared on “CBS This Morning,” discussing the suspension of Brian Williams on the NBC Nightly News and Jon Stewart’s decision to retire from “The Daily Show.”

He also spoke at the TimesTalks at The New School earlier in the day on Thursday.

Carr’s death came one day after the passing of veteran CBS News and “60 Minutes” correspondent Bob Simon in a car accident on the West Side Highway. He had issued a tweet in Simon’s memory Wednesday night.

Carr had lived in Montclair, New Jersey, with his wife and their daughter. He also had two other children.


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