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Neil Simon, 91, prolific comedic playwright, is dead

August 26, 2018

Desmond Ryan, Inquirer Theater Critic

Neil Simon, 91, the prolific playwright whose string of hit comedies won the acclaim of delighted audiences and a less enthusiastic reception from critics, died Sunday, Aug. 26.

According to Bill Evans, Mr. Simon’s longtime friend and the Shubert Organization director of media relations, the playwright died early Sunday of complications from pneumonia in a Manhattan hospital, the Associated Press reported.

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