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New York Times Columnist David Carr Died From Lung Cancer

Heart disease also contributed to the beloved columnist's death Thursday.

Posted on February 14, 2015, at 11:09 p.m. ET

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David Carr, the widely-respected New York Times columnist died Thursday due to complications from lung cancer, his autopsy showed.

The autopsy, which was released Saturday, showed that Carr died from "complications of metastatic small cell neuroendocrine carcinoma of the lung," the New York Times reported. A medical examiner said that heart disease also played a role.

Carr collapsed at the Times office Thursday night and was later pronounced dead at a hospital. He was 58-years-old and a cancer survivor.

Carr joined the Times in 2002 and wrote extensively about issues facing old and new media. His death was widely mourned both in and out of the media industry. A wake will be held Monday for Carr, followed by his funeral Tuesday morning.

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