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Legendary Playwright Edward Albee Dies at 88

Travelers Today       By    Marjorie Callanga

Updated: Sep 21, 2016 05:35 PM EDT

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The Cherry Lane Theatre Gala
NEW YORK - APRIL 3: (U.S. TABS AND HOLLYWOOD REPORTER OUT) Edward Albee attends the Cherry Lane Theater Gala held at The Cherry Lane Theater on April 3, 2006 in New York (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
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Legendary Playwright Edward Albee died after a short illness on Friday at his home in Montauk, New York at the age of 88, as confirmed by his personal assistant, Jakob Holder.

The New York Times reports that as the news about Albee's death spread, notable figures in the theater industry have expressed their sympathy to his family and mourn his death. They have been posting their messages to Albee through all means of social media, sharing how great Albee was and how he became an inspiration to them.

After the death of Arthur Miller in August Wilson in 2005, Albee became the America's greatest living playwright.

He started his career when he had his first produced play, "The Zoo Story" which has a violent conclusion. His other works include "Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf?" with an intimate portrait of a volatile marriage and won an award for Best Play in 1966 and another one after half-century later entitled "The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?" in 1966.

After a few years, the play was still talked about for containing profanity such as "screw you." And since there is still no R ratings that time for movies, Warner Bros. agreed that only adults starting at 18 years old will be allowed to watch the play, as stated by CNN.

The three-time Pulitzer Prize winner may not be physically present, but his works and how he influenced people not just in the theater world will always remember him.

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