Terrence McNally, acclaimed Broadway playwright, dies of coronavirus

Terrence McNally is the author of iconic musical plays such as “Kiss of the Spider Woman” and “Ragtime”

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Coronavirus: Terrence McNally, Broadway playwright, dies. PHOTO AP

The acclaimed Broadway playwright, American Terrence McNally, author of iconic musical plays such as “ Kiss of the Spider Woman ”and“ Ragtime ”, became one of the most famous artists who died as a result of the coronavirus on Tuesday.

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His spokesman Matt Polk reported that the writer of 81 years, who lived in the Floridian city of Sarasota (USA) with her husband, the producer of theater Tom Kirdahy, died due to complications derived from the COVID – 19.

“The loss of Terrence McNally has broken our hearts. A giant left in our world, who mastered musical and dramatic works with excellence. We are grateful for his incredible work and his indomitable kindness, “he said.

McNally, who suffered from lung cancer and had chronic problems with her respiratory system, was one of the most powerful voices in the American theater against discrimination against people in the LGBTQ community and AIDS patients over the years. 80.

Also, from works like Anastasia (2017), “Mothers and Sons” (2014), “Catch Me If You Can” (2011), “Master Class” (1995, 2011), “Ragtime” (1998, 2009), “The Full Monty” (2000), “Corpus Christi” (1997) “Sees it! Value! Compassion! ” (1995), “Kiss of the Spider Woman” (1993) or “And Things That Go Bump in the Night” (1965), among many others, McNally also ventured into cinema.

Coronavirus: Terrence McNally, Broadway playwright, dies. PHOTO AP

Some of his best-known films were “The Ritz” (1976), “Frankie and Johnny” (1991) and “Love! Value! Compassion! ” (1997).

He was also behind telefilms as “Andre's Mother” (1990), “The Last Mile” (1992), “Common Ground” (2000) and “Mama Malone” ( 1984).

In 2018, public television in the United States released a documentary on the life of the playwright with the name of “Every Act of Life”, in which stars such as Nathan Lane, Bryan Cranston, Edie Falco, John Glover,

gave testimony about their impact.

Larry Kramer, Marin Mazzie, Audra McDonald, Billy Porter, Micah Stock, Meryl Streep and Richard Thomas.

McNally is one of the most recognized figures who has died during the current pandemic generated by COVID – 19, a disease that already leaves the world 372. 757 infected and some 16. 231 dead, according to the latest data from the World Health Organization (WHO).

With information from EFE