Edward Albee, Pulitzer-winning playwright of modern masterpieces, dies at 88

September 17, 2016 12:31 AM

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Edward Albee, one of the most innovative playwrights of his generation, whose raw, unnerving dramas — and even the few comedies — scraped at the veneer of American success and happiness, died Sept. 16 at his home on Long Island. He was 88.

His assistant confirmed the death to the Associated Press but gave no further details.

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