Television hosts and journalists are sending their condolences to Diane Sawyer after the death of her husband, legendary director Mike Nichols. Nichols died Wednesday night at 83 from a heart attack. The director was one of the most honored people in show business, among the handful to have won an Oscar, an Emmy, a Grammy and a Tony Award. He was behind the camera for more than a few classic films, including “The Graduate,” “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” and “The Birdcage.”
Nichols married Sawyer in 1988. The pair were together for over 25 years before the filmmaker’s death. In the wake of Sawyer’s loss, many in the television news and talk show community have extended their sympathy to the former ABC “World News” anchor.
Those who have reached out to Sawyer on Twitter include “Yahoo Global News” anchor Katie Couric, “Good Morning America” anchor George Stephanopoulos, “Rachael Ray” host Rachael Ray, “Today” weather anchor Al Roker, former “Weekend Today” anchor Campbell Brown, and Fox News’ Howard Kurtz. Their tweets can be seen below:
So sad to learn of the death of Mike Nichols. My heart goes out to Diane, their families & everyone who marveled at his brilliance.
— Katie Couric (@katiecouric) November 20, 2014
Celebrating Mike Nichols-extraordinary funny & wise man- Tom Stoppard said it:“the best of America” Our thoughts w/ @dianesawyer &his family
— GeorgeStephanopoulos (@GStephanopoulos) 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
— Al Roker (@alroker) November 20, 2014
My heart goes out to @DianeSawyer who lost her husband. The amazing Mike Nichols passed away last night. RIP
— Campbell Brown (@campbell_brown) November 20, 2014
Sad to hear of the passing of the great director Mike Nichols. And heartfelt condolences to @DianeSawyer
— HowardKurtz (@HowardKurtz) November 20, 2014
Sawyer has not yet released a statement about her husband’s death. The couple had no children together.
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