Playwright Edward Albee, who wrote ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ dies at 88

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MONTAUK, N.Y. — Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee has died in New York at age 88.

Albee challenged theatrical convention in masterworks such as “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” and “A Delicate Balance.”

Personal assistant Jackob Holder says Albee died Friday at his home in Montauk on Long Island after a short illness, but no cause of death was released.

Albee had been arguably America’s greatest living playwright after the deaths of Arthur Miller and August Wilson in 2005.

Sharp-tongued humor and dark themes were the hallmarks of Albee’s style. In more than 25 plays Albee skewered such mainstays of American culture as marriage, child-rearing, religion and upper-class comforts.