This post has been corrected*.
David Carr, the 58-year-old media columnist for the New York Times, collapsed suddenly at the newspaper’s office this evening and died after being rushed to the hospital.
Carr was previously the editor-in-chief of Washington City Paper and the author of a memoir, The Night of the Gun, about his recovery from drug addiction and cancer while raising two young daughters.
Just hours before his death, Carr interviewed whistleblower Edward Snowden along with journalists Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras, who helped to bring Snowden’s revelations about the NSA’s surveillance program to light, during a live interview in New York. (Snowden appeared remotely.)
Here is a link to Carr’s work at the Times.
*Correction: An earlier version of this post misstated the name of Carr’s book.