Tragic death of her sisters on the same day as Carly Simon

Carly Simon, a legendary singer, led a contented existence in the 1960s and 1970s. She has a wonderful career behind her, and her legacy will endure forever.

Sadly, she is currently going through one of her most difficult life crises.

When someone we care about passes away, a small part of us frequently dies with them. Imagine losing two of your siblings in the span of a single week. Losing a close relative is heartbreaking. Tragically, Carly Simon experienced that.


According to Fox News Digital, a spokesman for singer Carly Simon confirmed that her sisters died of cancer one day apart.

The music industry was a career goal for both of Carly’s sisters. When Lucy Simon passed away in her Piermont, New York, home, she was 82 years old.

She was a Broadway composer best known for the musicals Doctor Zhivago (1991) and The Secret Garden (2011). When they were teenagers, Carly and Lucy also started a band. Breast cancer in Stage 4 caused her death.

Joanna Simon, a former opera singer and journalist, passed away after receiving a thyroid cancer diagnosis. On October 19, 2022, the day before turning 86, she passed away in Manhattan.

Carly Simon and sisters Lucy Simon and Joanna Simon attend The National Academy of Popular Music’s 25th Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on June 1, 1994 at Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers in New York City (Getty Images)

“Talking about Joanna and Lucy Simon’s passing brings me to tears. Their loss will linger for a very long time. Even though today is a sad day, Carly wrote in a statement to Fox News, “It’s difficult to grieve them without appreciating the great lives they lived.

After Carly, Lucy Simon was arguably the most well-known Simon sibling. After creating the score for the Broadway musical “The Secret Garden,” she was nominated for a Tony. According to Carly’s website, in the summer of 1964 she and her sister Lucy hitchhiked up to Provincetown, Massachusetts, where they taught themselves how to play three chords on the guitar.

The Simon Sisters, as they referred to themselves, performed folk music and some of their own tunes at a nearby bar called The Moors.

Carly Simon, sister Lucy Simon singing with Judy Collins circa 1982 in New York City. (Photo by Sonia Moskowitz/IMAGES/Getty Images)

Before Lucy left to wed David Levine, the sibling duet recorded three albums in the 1960s. Two Grammy-winning children’s CDs, “In Harmony” and “In Harmony 2,” were created by Lucy and David jointly.

David and Lucy were wed for 55 years until Lucy passed away. James and Julie were their joint offspring.

Joanna Simon was a popular singer who had a wonderful voice (mezzo-soprano). She made her operatic debut in New York City in 1962.

The oldest Simon sister thereafter had a successful and lengthy operatic career. The celebrated vocalist, recognised for her “smoky-voiced mezzo-soprano,” was a member of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Vienna Philharmonic, and the New York Philharmonic.

Joanna, Carly, and Lucy Simon pose for a photograph before their concert May 12, 1982 in New York City. The Simon sisters returned to their school for a benefit. (Photo by Yvonne Hemsey/Getty Images)

Fox News reports that she switched careers in 1992 and began working as a real estate broker. Gerald Walker, an editor for The New York Times Magazine, and Joanna were wed in 1976. Walker passed away in 2004; they stayed wed till then. She then started dating Walter Cronkite.

Richard Simon, the father of Carly and Carly’s sister, was a co-founder of Simon & Schuster. Their mother, Andrea, was as well-known and best known for her work as a musician and civil rights advocate.

“We were three sisters who were each other’s secret sharing as well as taking turns blazing paths and marking courses for one another. the joint custodians of one another’s memories.


The feeling of suddenly becoming the only living child of Richard and Andrea Simon directly cannot be expressed in words. They had a profound impact on everyone they met, and those of us who remain fortunate and privileged to preserve their memory. With great and unwavering affection, Carly said.

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