AceShowbiz - Tony Award-winning playwright and screenwriter Terrence McNally has died from complications linked to the coronavirus.
The 81-year-old lung cancer survivor passed away at Sarasota Memorial Hospital in his native Florida on Tuesday, March 24.
Dubbed "the bard of American theatre", McNally picked up the 2019 Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement and the 2019 Dramatists Guild Lifetime Achievement Award.
He was also inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Theater Hall of Fame in 1996.
McNally collected Best Play Tony Awards for "Love! Valour! Compassion!" and "Master Class", and the Best Book of a Musical Tony for "Kiss of the Spider Woman and Ragtime".
He also claimed an Emmy Award, four Drama Desk Awards, and two Obie Awards for his work.
In 1998, McNally was awarded an honorary degree from The Juilliard School and one from New York University in 2019.