11/20/2014 07:28 EST | Updated 01/20/2015 05:59 EST

Mike Nichols Dead: Director Known For The Graduate, Dead At 83

More ABC US news | ABC World NewsMike Nichols, famed as a Hollywood writer, producer and director, has died at 83, ABC News has announced.

Nichols's work includes The Graduate, Carnal Knowledge and Working Girl. He was married to ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer.

“He was a true visionary, winning the highest honours 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,” ABC News president James Goldston said in the statement.

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