David Carr died of Lung Cancer
David Carr, the New York Times media columnist, died last Thursday. An autopsy released on Saturday revealed that he had lung cancer and died of complications of the disease.
From the NY Times report this evening:
Mr. Carr, 58, was a survivor of Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphatic system, and described his experiences as a cancer patient in his 2008 memoir, “The Night of the Gun.”
According to the office of the chief medical examiner of New York City, which conducted an autopsy, Mr. Carr died of complications of metastatic small cell neuroendocrine carcinoma of the lung. Heart disease was a contributing factor, the medical examiner said.