Today we mourn entertainment icon Mike Nichols, who has died at age 83. Our thoughts and condolences are also with the celebrated director's wife, journalist Diane Sawyer. The New York Times' obit, as expected, is quite a read, detailing a career spent directing “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” “The Graduate,” "Angels in America," "Working Girl" and countless others. The BBC also had that story, as did CNN.
"Mike Nichols' bio reads like a history of theater & film from the 60s on. RIP - and thanks," reflects freelance journalist Staci D. Kramer. "He directed so many of my favorite films," shares NYT's John Schwartz. "Without Mike Nichols, we wouldn’t have the greatest scene in cinema," points out colleague Dave Itzkoff. "Mike Nichols was a champion at life," National Post's Shinan Govani concludes.