Carly Simon is mourning the loss of both her sisters, who died of cancer only one day apart.
Carly said, “I am filled with sorrow to speak about the passing of Joanna and Lucy Simon.” She added, “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.”
Carly also said, “We were three sisters who not only took turns blazing trails and marking courses for one another, we were each others secret shares. The co-keepers of each other’s memories.”
Joanna Simon was the eldest of the three Simon sisters, and was an opera singer. She died of thyroid cancer last Wednesday, one day before what would have been her 86th birthday. Lucy Simon, who was a Broadway composer, died of metastatic breast cancer last Thursday at 82.
Carly also added, “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.”
[Source: Today; Courtesy of Dr. Dave’s Ultimate Prep]