The New York Times’ David Carr was a singular figure in the media world and as news began to spread of his untimely death Thursday night, the tributes from those who held him in high esteem poured in on Twitter.
Below is just a sampling of the heartfelt and devastating messages from Carr’s fellow journalists:
Sadly, I can confirm NYT media critic David Carr (@carr2n) has died. A terrible stretch for journalists & those who care about journalism.
— David Folkenflik (@davidfolkenflik) February 13, 2015
I loved David Carr. Just loved him, in all his crazy, splendid glory. Farewell @carr2n
— Jeffrey Toobin (@JeffreyToobin) February 13, 2015
David Carr was a rare thing, established and omnipotent, but also so curious and eager to learn, and so supportive of younger writers
— Richard Lawson (@rilaws) February 13, 2015
Damn, sad news about David Carr. And the only person to write the column about the insane way the news broke would have been… David Carr.
— Jessica Bennett (@jess7bennett) February 13, 2015
Oh, David, you will be so missed amongst your peers and the young people in media who look up to you still #Carr
— Alex Leo (@AlexMLeo) February 13, 2015
RIP David Carr. Such an incredible loss. http://t.co/ChDXpIrXma
— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) February 13, 2015
— Brian Ries (@moneyries) February 13, 2015
David Carr, the NY Times’s brilliant, incisive media columnist, died tonight. An overwhelming loss.
— David Pogue (@Pogue) February 13, 2015
Spoke to David Carr over the weekend. He was sick, but given the news, declared "I can't sit this one out". Boy did he give it all he had.
— Jonathan Wald (@jonathanwald) February 13, 2015
Two absolute giants in our field, Bob Simon and David Carr, gone this week. Good lord.
— Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) February 13, 2015
Horrible. I'm so shocked. Carr was amazing. http://t.co/xXc5RfpzLx
— emilynussbaum (@emilynussbaum) February 13, 2015
Wow, David Carr is dead. You know his work, but you don't know how many young reporters he selflessly mentored.
— Marc Ambinder (@marcambinder) February 13, 2015
— Anderson Cooper (@andersoncooper) February 13, 2015
Terrible loss. RIP RT @AP: BREAKING: New York Times: David Carr, who wrote the Media Equation column, has died at age 58.”
— Paul Begala (@PaulBegala) February 13, 2015
there are no proper words for this, but David Carr is gone. http://t.co/JGqwLyThtR
— Hadas Gold (@Hadas_Gold) February 13, 2015
David Carr was an awesome fucker. He WAS the Times. http://t.co/0ZeSNS5OKb
— GregGutfeld (@greggutfeld) February 13, 2015
Fuck. Fuck. Fuck. I loved David Carr. He was a preposterously excellent human.
— Kurt Andersen (@KBAndersen) February 13, 2015
Of all the cats, David Carr was the coolest. He will be missed.
— Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) February 13, 2015
Heartbroken about David Carr's death. Great journalist, but more important, great human being. Will miss him.
— Arianna Huffington (@ariannahuff) February 13, 2015
— Chris Cillizza (@TheFix) February 13, 2015
— Ana Marie Cox (@anamariecox) February 13, 2015
David Carr. There will be none like him again.
— Anthony Bourdain (@Bourdain) February 13, 2015
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