Like yesterday’s death of Bob Simon, David Carr died unexpectedly after a life of hair raising, death defying situations. He died in the New York Times newsroom. Carr had once careened through life as a hard core drug addict. His twins were born crack babies.
He was a loser who became a winner. David Carr was a hero to me. He was a grown-up who got it. He overcame it all at an age that’s the beginning of the end for most.
He was a Timesman–a shining example of why the New York Times is a treasure as much as a newspaper.
I never met David Carr, but this is still a personal loss to me. He touched me deeply. I am in shock at his death as I was in awe of his talent.