Autopsy results from the New York City Medical Examiner's office show that David Carr died of complications from metastatic lung cancer, The New York Times reports.

Carr, the Times' celebrated media critic, died suddenly Thursday night at the age 0f 58 after collapsing in the paper's newsroom.

According to the city's medical examiner, Carr's death was the result of metastatic small cell neuroendocrine carcinoma of the lung, with heart disease as a contributing factor.

The Times notes that Carr had previously battled Hodgkin's lymphoma, an experience he detailed in his 2008 memoir The Night of the Gun.

Asked by the Associated Press whether Carr's illness was known to his coworkers, a New York Times spokesperson declined to comment.

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