Broadway playwright Dale Wasserman has died of congestive heart failure, aged 94.
Wasserman, who wrote 1960s Broadway hits One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Man of La Mancha, died on 21 December (08) at his home in Paradise Valley, Arizona.
Man of La Mancha, which opened off-Broadway in 1965, won the Tony Award for best musical two years later, after making its move to the famed New York theatre district.
And 1963 stage hit One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest saw a revival when the beloved show was brought back to Broadway in 2001.
The celebrated writer penned more than 75 scripts for the stage, television and film during his time, including 1958 flick The Vikings, starring Tony Curtis and Kirk Douglas.
His 1955 script Elisha and the Long Knives, one of 30 small screen dramas he worked on, helped television series Matinee Theater win an Emmy Award.
Wasserman is survived by his wife of 24 years, Martha Nelly Wasserman.