Journalists Gather for David Carr’s Funeral

CNN’s Brian Stelter, writer Gay Talese and Times executive editor Dean Baquet among mourners in New York City

Last Updated: February 17, 2015 @ 8:28 AM

Mourners gathered Tuesday on the Upper East Side in New York City for New York Times columnist David Carr’s funeral.

Carr, who died Thursday after collapsing in the Times’ newsroom as a result of lung cancer, was remembered at a mass at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola.

He was a “a unique combination of Minnesota nice and New York energy,” the Times reports Carr’s older brother John said about David.

Among the mourners included Times’ publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr, executive editor Dean Baquet, former Times reporter and current CNN anchor Brian Stelter, Times public editor Margaret Sullivan and writer Gay Talese.

On Monday night, Carr’s wake solicited a slew of celebrities and journalists: Lena Dunham, Tom Arnold, Carl Bernstein, Jake Tapper, Anthony Bourdain and Stelter were some of the notables in attendance.

Stelter, who was mentored by Carr when he began at the Times at age 21, tweeted out what gatherers were handed.

“I loved my dad, I loved him so much. I am so sad that he’s not here. But, good lord, he would have loved this!” daughter Erin Lee Carr told the mourners gathered, according to The Daily Beast.

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