Celebrated director and Hollywood icon Mike Nichols passed away last night at from cardiac arrest the age of 83. His works include The Graduate, The Birdcage, Who’s Afraid of Virgina Woolf, and Working Girl. Nichols was one of few who was honored with an Emmy, Oscar, Tony and Grammy award. He was also the husband of former ABC anchor, Diane Sawyer.
ABC News President James Goldston made the announcement yesterday evening and said, “No one was more passionate about his craft than Mike.” Today, Hollywood honors his memory.
RIP #MikeNichols Legend in real time.
— Taylor Schilling (@TaySchilling) November 20, 2014
RIP #MikeNichols What a gigantic loss!!! The greatest of the great.
— Tony Goldwyn (@tonygoldwyn) November 20, 2014
Mike Nichols gave me my start. A mentor, friend, colleague. One of the best observers of life. My thoughts are with Diane & his children.
— Kevin Spacey (@KevinSpacey) November 20, 2014
Mike Nichols is gone. The world will never be the same.Love Diane — DVF (@DVF) November 20, 2014
Incredibly sad to lose such a talented individual like director Mike Nichols. My thoughts with @DianeSawyer and his family this morning. RIP
— Joe Zee (@mrjoezee) November 20, 2014
R.I.P. Mike Nichols – one of the greats. — Joshua Malina (@JoshMalina) November 20, 2014