Mike Nichols, the director of famous Hollywood film “The Graduate”, died of heart attack on Thursday morning.
Mike Nichols was one of the rare Hollywood personalities to receive an EGOT status, by winning global awards — an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony.
He was recently awarded Emmy for Mini TV-series, Angels in America (2003), the eccentric story about the aids crisis starring Al Pacino as Roy Cohn and Meryl Streep as Ethel Rosenberg.
James Goldston, the president of ABC news announcing his death said, “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,”. He continued: “No one was more passionate about his craft than Mike.”
Mike Nichols directed his last movie, Charlie Wilson’s War in 2007 starring Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts.