BREAKING: Award-winning playwright dies from coronavirus complications
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Acclaimed playwright Terrence McNally has died of complications due to coronavirus. The author of Master Class, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune and Love! Valour! Compassion!, among many other major works, was a lung cancer survivor with chronic pulmonary disease, and died today at Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Sarasota, Florida, at the age of 81.
McNally’s death was confirmed by his spokesperson Matt Polk. The Tony Award-winning playwright was 81, and is survived by his husband, Broadway producer Tom Kirdahy.
The article goes on to state the following:
One of the greatest American playwrights of his generation, McNally was a four-time Tony Award winner, recipient of the 2019 Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre, and 1994 Pulitzer Prize nominee, McNally wrote landmark and popular plays and musicals including Master Class, Ragtime, The Ritz, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, The Full Monty, Love! Valour! Compassion!, Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Rink and And Things That Go Bump in the Night. His more recent productions include Anastasia and Mothers and Sons.
We mourn the loss of acclaimed playwright Terrence McNally. As a 4 time Tony Awards winner & ’94 Pulitzer Prize recipient, his praised work provided countless memorable roles & work for actors. Our condolences to his friends & family. https://t.co/QR9IaiwnP1
— SAG-AFTRA Foundation (@sagaftraFOUND) March 24, 2020
I am terribly sad that we have lost Terrence McNally, a gift to the theater and to all who knew him. His vast body of work–droll and savage, down-to-earth and spiritual, sly and humane–is a treasure, and his contribution to LGBT representation is a legacy in itself.
— Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) March 24, 2020
Four time Tony winner Terrence McNally died today in Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Sarasota, Fla. at the age of 81. The cause of death was complications due to coronavirus. He won his first Tony Award in 1993 for “Kiss of the Spider Woman.”
— NPR (@NPR) March 24, 2020
— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) March 24, 2020
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