Martha’s Vineyard seasonal resident Mike Nichols has died at age 83

Director Mike Nichols, right, died on Wednesday in New York. He is seen in this photo with Richard Paradise on stage at the M.V. Film Center this past summer. — File photo by Tony Omer

Director Mike Nichols, a longtime Island seasonal resident and husband of Diane Sawyer, passed away suddenly in New York on Wednesday, according to an announcement by ABC News president James Goldston.

A full obituary will follow.