Neil Simon, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright, Dies of Pneumonia at Age 91

Updated On 27 Aug, 2018 Published On

Heartfelt Condolence! Neil Simon, the Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright best known as the Broadway Master of Comedy, has died at the age of 91, multiple sources have confirmed.

According to TMZ reports, the author passed away on Sunday, August 26 at around 1 a.m., after being taken off life support.

As for the cause of death, a rep for the Simon told the outlet that his death was due to complications from pneumonia.

As per the report, previously in 2004, the writer had received a kidney transplant from longtime friend and publicist Bill Evans.

Simons' Broadway hits are Come Blow Your Horn (1961), The Odd Couple (1965), Brighton Beach Memoirs (1982) and Biloxi Blues (1985).

He also worked for films like The Out of Towners (1970) and Lost in Younkers (1991), for which he won the Pulitzer Prize. The late author had also received Tony and Oscar Award through his successful career.

Simon is survived by his wife, actress Elaine Joyce Simon, whom he married in 1999 and his three daughters, NancyEllen, and Bryn.

Nancy and Ellen are from Simon's first wife, the late Joan Baim, while he shares Bryn with his ex-wife twice over Diane Lander.

Neil and Diane had got a divorce one year after their first marriage in 1987 and remarried in 1990 before ultimately splitting in 1998.

He was also previously married to actress Marsha Mason.

Rest In Peace Simon!