Upon news of the New York Times columnist’s death on Thursday night, Twitter exploded with shock, remembrances, and praise for David Carr. Here are some highlights:
This guy. pic.twitter.com/DzAVLx9F9Z
— Lydia Polgreen (@lpolgreen) February 13, 2015
David Carr, dead at 58. The greatest colleague, mentor and friend to everyone. So, so sad. http://t.co/39jZjCATAy
— Nick Bilton (@nickbilton) February 13, 2015
David Carr was a great journalist & skeptic without ever losing his empathy.A wicked sense of humor. And he defined the idea of redemption.
— Alex Gibney (@alexgibneyfilm) February 13, 2015
Last time I saw David we snuck off to lunch at Lotus of Siam in vegas. He had the duck and advised I get rough with people who mess with me
— Brian Lam (@blam) February 13, 2015
David Carr was a brilliantly perceptive & unique writer, his work was one of things which inspired me to want to work in U.S. journalism.
— Neal Mann (@fieldproducer) February 13, 2015
Hearts are breaking in newsrooms near and far. God, we will miss our wise, fearless, funny, humble friend, @carr2n. Too sad, too soon.
— Diana B. Henriques (@dianabhenriques) February 13, 2015
One of the great things about David Carr was he was unflinching in talking truth to power. In that way he was a model for all journalists.
— Steven Greenhouse (@greenhousenyt) February 13, 2015
remembering David Carr – like Dylan sang of Lenny Bruce: He sure was funny And he sure told the truth And he knew what he was talking about
— Philip Gourevitch (@PGourevitch) February 13, 2015
There will never be another David Carr. We will miss him like a season. @carr2n
— Mark McKinnon (@mmckinnon) February 13, 2015
I don’t think there’s a single @nytimes employee that generated more pure affection from readers than David Carr.
— Joshua Benton (@jbenton) February 13, 2015
David Carr is one of the finest journalists and one of the best human beings I’ve ever known.
— a. o. scott (@aoscott) February 13, 2015
@carr2n you said it to me once: “just a wave to say how nice it was to meet and what a pleasure it was talking with you.” Rest in peace.
— Matt Cutts (@mattcutts) February 13, 2015
My feed has gone completely over to tweets about people in shock about @carr2n. So sad, terrible. He’s going to be really missed.
— Danny Sullivan (@dannysullivan) February 13, 2015
— Ana Marie Cox (@anamariecox) February 13, 2015
— Anderson Cooper (@andersoncooper) February 13, 2015
A couple times, Carr called me up looking for info. He lead with some long, profanity-laced story. Before I knew it, I was spilling my guts
— Alexis C. Madrigal (@alexismadrigal) February 13, 2015
Tonight Twitter proves itself the “wired collective voice” David Carr said it was… http://t.co/Xc4IapZlO3
— Dave Gilson (@daudig) February 13, 2015
Seeing these tweets, you’ll see there were very few at heights of journalism so respected or liked as David Carr.
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) February 13, 2015
David Carr was the most generous journalist I’ve ever known–nobody more willing to help his brethren. That was only one of his gifts
— Joe Nocera (@NoceraNYT) February 13, 2015
I can’t even comprehend world without my former boss and friend @carr2n. He goaded us to best work and picked us up when down. Devastated.
— Clara Jeffery (@ClaraJeffery) February 13, 2015