Nichols dies of a heart attack at the age of 83. Nichols is survived by his wife, ABC News anchor, Diane Sawyer. ABC News president James Goldston’s statement:
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. No one was more passionate about his craft than Mike.