Esteemed Hollywood director-producer Mike Nichols suddenly passed away on Nov. 19, and condolences are pouring in from celebrities. Robin Roberts, Audra McDonald and more are mourning the loss of the film icon.
Hollywood is shocked and saddened by the sudden death of director Mike Nichols. The director passed away on Nov. 19 at the age of 83 from cardiac arrest. Upon hearing the news, celebrities like Meryl Streep, 65, Robin Roberts, 53, Al Roker, 60, Audra McDonald, 44, and more are taking the time to mourn the beloved director on Twitter.
Mike Nichols’ Death: Celebs React To Loss Of Director
Mike suddenly passed away on Nov. 19 at the age of 83. The acclaimed director, who won an Oscar for the 1968 film The Graduate, is being mourned by the Hollywood community.
Celebrities from all areas of the entertainment world are heading to Twitter to pay their respects to Mike.
This Thursday morning @GMA…we celebrate the wonderful life of an American icon. He was also a very dear friend and family to us at ABC.
— Robin Roberts (@RobinRoberts) November 20, 2014
So sad to mourn a man who made us laugh and think and feel on stage and screen. Goodbye Mike Nichols. Love and peace to @DianeSawyer
— rachael ray (@rachaelray) November 20, 2014
I’m absolutely heartbroken. RIP Mike Nichols. I love you.
— Audra McDonald (@AudraEqualityMc) November 20, 2014
RIP #MikeNichols What a gigantic loss!!! The greatest of the great.
— Tony Goldwyn (@tonygoldwyn) November 20, 2014
The great Mike Nichols is gone, he gave us so much brilliant work it’s staggering.
We were so lucky to have him, his legacy will live on..
— Jeremy Piven (@jeremypiven) November 20, 2014
#mikeNichols R.I.P what a genius. I feel so privileged he came to the premiere of @ghettoKlown! I was floored and honored. He will b missed!
— John Leguizamo (@JohnLeguizamo) November 20, 2014
Thoughts and prayers to @DianeSawyer on the passing of her husband, legendary actor/producer/director Mike Nichols
— Al Roker (@alroker) November 20, 2014
Mike Nichols. Have always been in denial that he was mortal. RIP.
— Pedro Pascal (@PedroPascal1) November 20, 2014
RIP Mike Nichols. Thoughts and prayers are with you, @DianeSawyer, in memory of your beloved….
— Josh Elliott (@JoshElliott32) November 20, 2014
Mike Nichols – legendary storyteller, iconic director, RIP. So many brilliant pieces of his stage and screen legacy. Too many to list.
— Ralph Macchio (@ralphmacchio) November 20, 2014
Funniest, smartest, most generous, wisest, kindest of all. Mike Nichols, a truly good man
— mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) November 20, 2014
HollywoodLife.com obtained a statement from Meryl regarding Mike’s passing:
“An inspiration and joy to know, a director who cried when he laughed, a friend without whom, well, we can’t imagine our world, an indelible irreplaceable man,” the statement read.
Mike was one of the very few to achieve the EGOT — winning an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony.
In addition to Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and The Graduate, Mike also directed Working Girls, Silkwood, The Birdcage and more.
Mike was a Broadway legend as well. He produced hits like Annie and Death of a Salesman and won eight Tony Awards. He directed the acclaimed miniseries Angels in America, which starred Meryl. He was set to reunite with Meryl for the HBO project Master Class, based on Terrence McNally’s Tony Award-winning play.
He survived by his wife Diane Sawyer and his three children — Daisy, Max and Jenny.
Our thoughts remain with Mike’s family and friends during this difficult time.
— Avery Thompson