Carly Simon pays tribute to her two sisters who died of cancer a day apart


Singer Carly Simon has paid tribute to her two sisters, Joanna and Lucy, who died a day apart this week, both from cancer.

Joanna Simon, 85, died Wednesday of thyroid cancer and Lucy Simon, 82, died Thursday of metastatic breast cancer, Simon’s manager, Larry Ciancia, confirmed to CNN.

“I am filled with grief to speak of the passing of Joanna and Lucy Simon. Their loss will be long and haunting,” Simon said in a statement to CNN.

All three sisters were musically talented. Joanna Simon was an opera singer and Lucy Simon was a performer and composer who was nominated for a Tony Award for the score for the musical “The Secret Garden.”

“As sad as this day is, it’s impossible to mourn them without celebrating the incredible life they lived,” Simon said. “We were three sisters who not only took turns blazing trails and plotting courses for each other, but we were secret shares for each other. The co-custodians 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,” continued the interpreter of “Anticipation” and “You’re So Vain”.

Simon’s brother, Peter, died in 2018.

“They touched everyone they knew and those of us they left behind will be lucky and honored to have their memories moved forward,” she added.