Fellow journalists send condolences to Sawyer via Twitter upon the passing of her husband.
Goldberg breaks down on The View while trying to announce Nichols death.
He was my mentor.
Portman pays tribute to the late Nichols, who directed her in The Seagull and Closer.
There’s nothing good enough I can write that would do Mike justice. He was the one who had the best words, the right hug for hard times, the funny comment to diffuse your pain. He saved me again and again. He was the best way to be a person and an artist. And the most, most fun. I send my deepest love to Diane, Jenny, Max, Daisy and their children, who filled his days with light.
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.
Nichols and Sawyer marry in a ceremony on Martha’s Vineyard. Nichols:
I had loved other women before, but not like this.