U.S. playwright Neil Simon, who became one of Broadway's most prolific and popular playwrights as he combined humor, drama and introspection in works such as "The Odd Couple," "The Goodbye Girl" and "Lost in Yonkers," died on Sunday at the age of 91, his representatives said.
(In Aug. 26 item corrects in 25th paragraph to say Marsha Mason was nominated for "Goodbye Girl" Oscar but did not win)
Neil Simon, one of the most successful and well-known playwrights of the 20th century, died early Sunday morning after having been on life support.
He was 91 years old.
“Neil Simon, the Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright, died last night at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City," reads a statement from Simon's rep, adding of how/why he passed away:
"The cause was complications from pneumonia.
"His wife, Elaine Joyce Simon, was at his bedside along with Mr. Simon’s...