Carly Simon is mourning the loss of her two sisters who died of cancer this week only one day apart. CNN reported Joanna Simon died on October 19th of thyroid cancer at age 85 — with Lucy Simon passing the next day of metastatic breast cancer at age 82.
The Simon’s brother, noted photographer, Peter Simon, died in 2018 at the age of 71. The Simon’s are the children of Simon & Schuster co-founder Richard L. Simon.
On November 5th, Carly Simon will be inducted into The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame, which will be held at L.A.’s Microsoft Theater.
Carly Simon released a statement on her sisters’ passing, which reads:
I am filled with sorrow to speak about the passing of Joanna and Lucy Simon. Their loss will be long and haunting. As sad as this day is, it’s impossible to mourn them without celebrating their incredible lives that they lived.
We were three sisters who not only took turns blazing trails and marking courses for one another, we were each other’s secret shares. The co-keepers of each other’s memories.
I have no words to explain the feeling of suddenly being the only remaining direct offspring of Richard and Andrea Simon. They touched everyone they knew and those of us they’ve left behind will be lucky and honored to carry their memories forward.
- Carly Simon is mourning the loss of her two sisters, Joanna and Lucy Simon, who died of cancer this week only one day apart.
- Lucy Simon was partnered with younger sister Carly Simon in the musical act the Simon Sisters and later became both a Grammy Award winner for her all-star In Harmony albums and a Tony Award winner for her score for The Secret Garden.
- Joanna Simon was a mezzo-soprano opera singer and journalist. At various point in her career, she sang with the New York City Opera, New York Philharmonic, the Vienna Philharmonic, and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. In his final years she was the companion of the late–newscaster Walter Cronkite.