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Neil Simon, Legendary Playwright, Dead at 91

By TheBlast Staff

Neil Simon — whose works included "The Odd Couple" and "The Brighton Beach" trilogy — passed away on Sunday. He was 91.

According to the AP, Simon died on Sunday of complications from pneumonia. He died surrounded by family at the New York Presbyterian Hospital, located in Manhattan.

Simon's resumé was unmatched and he won the awards to prove it: four Tony Awards, four Writers Guild of America Awards, a Pulitzer Prize, and he was honored by the Kennedy Center in 1995.

In 1983, the Alvin theater was renamed the Neil Simon Theatre in his honor.

Simon was married five times, including twice Diane Lander, whose daughter Bryn he adopted. He had three grandchildren and one great-grandson.

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