HOLLYWOOD—Film and TV director, as well as producer Mike Nichols, died at the age of 83 on November 19.
Nichols was one of the few people to win an Emmy, a Tony award, an Oscar and a Grammy. He was famous for such films as “The Graduate,” “The Odd Couple” and “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolfe.”
ABC News president James Goldston released a statement announcing, “He was a true visionary, winning the highest honors in the arts for his work as a director, writer, producer and comic, and was one of a tiny few to win the EGOT – an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony – in his lifetime.” Nichols’ wife, Diane Sawyer, was the anchor for ABC News.
Several celebrities tweeted about the passing of the esteemed director.
Ron Howard tweeted, “RIP the Great Mike Nichols – elite member of the pantheon of directors whether stage screen or tv. Any conversation was rich w/wit & wisdom.”
Ben Stiller tweeted, “Mike Nichols leaves behind a staggering body of work. He’s one of the best filmmakers and stage directors ever. Influenced everyone. #GENIUS.”
Kevin Spacey tweeted, “Mike Nichols gave me my start. A mentor, friend, colleague. One of the best observers of life. My thoughts are with Diane & his children.”