“The Graduate” director Mike Nichols has passed away at the age of 83.
His death was announced by James Goldston, president of ABC News, who shared the news with his staff this morning. Nichols was married to ABC News veteran Diane Sawyer. He died of cardiac arrest, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Nichols earned a Best Director Oscar for “The Graduate.” He’s also known for directing such films as “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” “Closer,” “Charlie Wilson’s War,” “Primary Colors,” “The Birdcage” and HBO’s miniseries event “Angels in America,” which won him an Emmy. Nichols was next set to reunite with his “Angels in America” star Meryl Streep for the HBO movie “Master Class,” in which Streep was to play opera singer Maria Callas.