Carly Simon shares sorrow after her two sisters die within days of each other

24 October 2022, 13:37

Carly Simons speaks after winning Oscar in 1989

By Mayer Nissim

Carly Simon says that she and her sisters were "co-keepers of each other’s memories".

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Carly Simon has issued a statement expressing her sorrow after her two sisters died within days of each other.

Former opera singer Joanna Simon died from thyroid cancer last Wednesday (October 19), while Broadway composer Lucy Simon died of breast cancer the following day.

"I am filled with sorrow to speak about the passing of Joanna and Lucy Simon," Carly said in a statement to CNN.

"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.

She added; "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.

Lucy Simon, Joanna Simon, Carly Simon on 20/20
Lucy Simon, Joanna Simon, Carly Simon on 20/20. Picture: Getty Images

"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 honoured to carry their memories forward."

The Simons sisters' photographer brother Peter died in 2018.

Carly will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame later this year.

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