Wednesday night, ABC News President James Goldston announced that Oscar-winning director Mike Nichols has died at the age of 83. Celebrities, colleagues, and friends have expressed their condolences on Twitter and social media, sharing memories of the late director.
“The words are secondary and the secrets are primary. That’s what interests me most.” – Mike Nichols pic.twitter.com/JqvIAkPaXV
— mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) November 20, 2014
So sad to hear about the death of Mike Nichols. He was a creative giant.
— Steve Carell (@SteveCarell) November 20, 2014
Devastated by the news of #MikeNichols passing. He directed me in "Primary Colors." His talent was inimitable & I loved working with him RIP
— Larry King (@kingsthings) November 20, 2014
So admire his work and the man! Mike Nichols, Acclaimed Director of ‘The Graduate,’ Dies at 83 http://t.co/j87Mwhi6PA
— Mariel Hemingway (@MarielHemingway) November 20, 2014
The theater lost a genius in Mike Nichols, and its flag is at half mast.
— Norman Lear (@TheNormanLear) November 20, 2014
One of the absolute greatest. RIP. Mike Nichols.
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) November 20, 2014
We lost the legendary Mike Nichols today. A pioneer of stage and film. A true visionary and a friend.
— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) November 20, 2014
RIP Mike Nichols. I've always admirered his work & talent. A TRUE American icon. My thoughts & prayers to @DianeSawyer family & friends.
— Marlee Matlin (@MarleeMatlin) November 20, 2014
"Why is it worth telling one story and not another? Well, the easy answer is it's really secretly about all our lives."
– Mike Nichols
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) November 20, 2014
— Al Jean (@AlJean) November 20, 2014
Mike Nichols was equally talented, generous, smart and kind. It was an honor to know him.
— Craig Zadan (@craigzadan) November 20, 2014
I wish I could capture in 140 characters what a wonderful man Mike Nichols was, and how much I loved him and his work. I will truly miss him
— Hank Azaria (@HankAzaria) November 20, 2014
Mike Nichols was a director who inspired you to do your best & created a working environment that let it happen. #NoOneBetter
— Marilu Henner (@TheRealMarilu) November 20, 2014
NO, Mike Nichols,Please don't say he is gone. Much more 2 give the world. Nichols&May, where improv was born.Genius creator & man. whataloss
— Andrea Martin (@iamandreamartin) November 20, 2014
My heart is broken but I know Mike would say I’m being too precious with it. Rest in peace Mike. And lastly, don’t put a hat on a hat.
— Steve Kazee (@SteveKazee) November 20, 2014
Mike Nichols-you are one of the all time greats. A deeply kind soul, and an incredible artist. You will be greatly missed. RIP sir.
— Matt Bomer (@MattBomer) November 20, 2014
— yvette nicole brown (@YNB) November 20, 2014
We lost a Creative Giant. #MikeNichols gave me my film career. His Cheshire Cat smile looms large. His legacy unmatched. R.I.P.
— patrick wilson (@patrickwilson73) November 20, 2014
RIP the Great Mike Nichols – elite member of the pantheon of directors whether stage screen or tv. Any conversation was rich w/wit & wisdom
— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) November 20, 2014
So sad to learn of the death of Mike Nichols. My heart goes out to Diane, their families & everyone who marveled at his brilliance.
— Katie Couric (@katiecouric) November 20, 2014
So very sad to hear of Mike Nichols death. A great talent, a wonderful, bright, charming human being.
— Julianne Moore (@_juliannemoore) November 20, 2014
Everyone who knew Mike Nichols at all had this in common. (And this is hard truth.) We felt blessed for every moment we spent with him. God.
— james l. brooks (@canyonjim) November 20, 2014
Mike Nichols gave me my start. A mentor, friend, colleague. One of the best observers of life. My thoughts are with Diane & his children.
— Kevin Spacey (@KevinSpacey) November 20, 2014
Mike Nichols – Never heard him sing opera but he had the rest of show biz conquered. Writer, performer, director extraordinaire. A sweetie.
— Harvey Fierstein (@HarveyFierstein) November 20, 2014
Mike Nichols leaves behind a staggering body of work. He's one of the best filmmakers and stage directors ever. Influenced everyone. #GENIUS
— Ben Stiller (@RedHourBen) November 20, 2014
The long shadow cast by departing greatness. A dazzling mind. A heart like a palace. My beautiful friend Mike Nichols.
— John Patrick Shanley (@JohnJpshanley) November 20, 2014
Mike Nichols had a unique show business career from improv comedy star to film and theatre director with a Midas touch. He will be missed
— Leonard Maltin (@leonardmaltin) November 20, 2014
The last track on "Nichols and May Examine Doctors" "Nichols and May at Work." The best comedy moment on tape. RIP Mike Nichols.
— John Mulaney (@mulaney) November 20, 2014
— Al Roker (@alroker) November 20, 2014
RIP #MikeNichols What a gigantic loss!!! The greatest of the great.
— Tony Goldwyn (@tonygoldwyn) November 20, 2014
— Sandra Bernhard (@SandraBernhard) November 20, 2014
Mike Nichols..A legend never dies. When I was struggling young actor, Mike gave me the advice to help me continue on my path. 4ever Grateful
— Matthew Morrison (@Matt_Morrison) November 20, 2014
What an incredible loss of the consummate filmmaker Mike Nichols. He made us examine our true humanity. Always. pic.twitter.com/h2Nfo2Guos
— Elizabeth Perkins (@Elizbethperkins) November 20, 2014
Thank you Mike Nichols. And here's to you Mrs. Robinson. RIP
— Connie Britton (@conniebritton) November 20, 2014
The best of all I've gotten to do was the blessing of working with Mike Nichols. Heaven now has one of the most brilliant, funniest angels.
— Clay Aiken (@clayaiken) November 20, 2014