Mike Nichols, acclaimed film and theater director known for works like "The Graduate" and "Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?," died Wednesday night, according to reports. He was 83.
Nichols, who was nominated for the Academy Award for movies like "Working Girl," "The Remains of the Day" and "Silkwood," won a Best Director award for "The Graduate," and is reportedly one of only a dozen people to have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards.
"He was a true visionary, winning the highest honors in the arts for his work as a director, writer, producer and comic, and was one of a tiny few to win the EGOT – an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony in his lifetime,” ABC News President James Goldston said in a statement, cited by People magazine.
According to ABC News, Nichols won one Academy Award, four Emmys, nine Tonys and a Grammy, as well as other honors, in a career spanning five decades. Nichols was married to former ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer.
His last film was the 2007 Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts starrer, "Charlie Wilson's War."
Nichols was also working on an HBO adaptation of “Master Class,” a play about soprano Maria Callas, NBC News reported.