American theater giant Terrance McNally dies of coronavirus complications
Acclaimed playwright and librettist Terrance McNally has died at a hospital in Sarasota, Florida from complications due to coronavirus. He was 81.
His publicist, Matt Polk, confirmed the news to The Hollywood Reporter. McNally suffered from lung cancer since the late ’90s, which caused him to lose portions of both lungs. Coronavirus causes severe respiratory issues.
McNally is survived by his husband, the Tony Award-winning Broadway producer and former HIV/AIDS activist, Tom Kirdahy.
McNally was a five-time Tony Award recipient with an incredible 25 Broadway productions throughout his career. Among his most-known works are Ragtime, Kiss of the Spider-Woman, Love! Valour! Compassion!, Master Class and The Ritz. In total he wrote nearly 50 plays, 10 of which were musicals.
Described as “the Bard of the American theater,” McNally’s
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