Family, friends, and fans are mourning the loss of a Hollywood icon, Mike Nichols, who passed away due to cardiac arrest. To celebrate his life, we have gathered together his best photos — take a look.
So sad — Oscar-winning Director, Mike Nichols, passed away at the age of 83. The Graduate director tragically passed away from cardiac arrest on Nov. 19. Check out our gallery of pics for an in-depth look at his full life and career.
Mike Nichols Dies — His Life In Pictures
Mike won his first Oscar in 1967 for directing the film, The Graduate. He was one of only 12 winners of all four major US entertainment awards – an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony — what an amazing career he had. His career stretched a half-century, included such successes as “Carnal Knowledge,” “Working Girl,” “The Birdcage” and “Closer.”
Mike had been married to his beloved wife Diane Sawyer, 68, since 1988. He was married three times before settling down with Diane. His first wife was Patricia Scott, then he married Margo Callas, whom he had a daughter with named Daisy Nichols. His third marriage was to Annabel Davis-Goff— they had two children, Max Nichols and Jenny Nichols.
Though he never was married to her, who can forget his epic on-stage kiss with Meryl Streep? The two were close friends — Meryl told HollywoodLife.com, “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.”
Mike Nichols Dead At 83
Mike died suddenly on Nov. 19. His death was announced by ABC News President James Goldston.
HollywoodLife.com obtained his statement concerning Mike’s death:
I am writing with the very sad news that Diane’s husband, the incomparable Mike Nichols, passed away suddenly on Wednesday evening. He was 83……I know many of you will want to share your condolences with Diane. The family will hold a small, private service this week, and a memorial will be held at a later date. Until then, please join me in keeping Diane, Mike’s children, grandchildren and their families in your thoughts.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family during this difficult time.
— Shira Benozilio