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Entertainment legend Mike Nichols has died at the age of 83. The legendary director scored a number of hits on Broadway, as well as the silver screen, including the 1967 Dustin Hoffman film, The Graduate, for which Nichols won an Oscar. 

Nichols' death was described as sudden by ABC News President James Goldston, who announced the news in a statement. He's one of the few in the entertainment industry to win all four major awards -- an Emmy, a Grammy an Oscar and a Tony (EGOT). 

Nichols is survived by his wife, longtime ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer, plus three children and four grandkids.

The news of the Hollywood legend's death has inspired many stars to take to social media to share their condolences, thoughts, and prayers:

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