Playwright Edward Albee dead at 88

By Karen Butler  |  Sept. 17, 2016 at 10:03 AM
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NEW YORK, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Tony Award-winning playwright Edward Albee has died after a short illness at his home in Montauk, N.Y. He was 88.

The dramatist's personal assistant, Jakob Holder, confirmed his Friday death to The New York Times.

Among Albee's estimated 30 works are The Zoo Story, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?, Tiny Alice, A Delicate Balance, Seascape, Three Tall Women, Me Myself & I and Edward Albee's Peter and Jerry.

"All of my plays are about people missing the boat, closing down too young, coming to the end of their lives with regret at things not done," Albee said in 2012.

Playbill reported that several years ago, before Albee underwent extensive surgery, he penned a note to be released at the time of his death.

"To all of you who have made my being alive so wonderful, so exciting and so full, my thanks and all my love," the message said.

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