Acclaimed film director Mike Nichols has died at the age of 83, according to a statement from ABC News President James Goldston. Nichols was the husband of ABC News Anchor Diane Sawyer. "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," Goldston said in the statement. Nichols won an Oscar for best director for "The Graduate." He also directed "Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf," "Working Girl," "The Birdcage," and 'Closer," and was a long-time collaborator of comedienne Elaine May.
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