Hollywood stars, journalists, and the digital media elite are paying tribute to New York Times columnist David Carr, who died Thursday at age 58.
Carr, a beloved entertainment and business writer, was rushed to St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Thursday after collapsing at the paper’s offices, The Times reported on its website.
“He was the finest media reporter of his generation, a remarkable and funny man who was one of the leaders of our newsroom,” said executive editor Dean Baquet in a memo to staff.
On Twitter, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper called Carr an “original,” while Huffington Post founder, Arianna Huffington, expressed her heartbreak calling Carr “a great journalist, but more important, great human being.” New York Times staff artist Sarah Booth also honored Carr on social media.
Below are several heartfelt and notable reactions to Carr’s death:
— Anderson Cooper (@andersoncooper) February 13, 2015
Just one of the brightest and boldest. I admired his writing and HIS story so much. What a loss. RIP @carr2n
It wasn’t my place to make an announcement. Tonight David Carr collapsed and we were just told by the photo desk that he did not make it.
— Booth (@Boothacus) February 13, 2015
In Latin, we’d call David Carr “sui generis.” In English, we’d call him an American original. In my gut, I’d call him irreplaceable. — Mark Halperin (@MarkHalperin) February 13, 2015
“I hunt elephants, not mice.” David Carr to me once while talking about the biz. — Joe Flint (@JBFlint) February 13, 2015
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