‘Mark O’Donnell, Co-writer of Hairspray has died on August 6, 2012, he was just fifty eight years old. He was also a Tony Award winning writer behind ‘Cry Baby, well according to agent Jack Tantleff, has said that O’Donnell had just collapsed in the lobby of his apartment complex on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
”He was a huge talent, and a warm, witty and wonderful man who marched to his own drummer,” Tantleff said.
His other plays include
”That’s It, Folks!” “Fables for Friends,” “The Nice and the Nasty,” “Strangers on Earth,” “Vertigo Park” and the musical “Tots in Tinseltown.”
He wrote two novels,
“Getting Over Homer” and “Let Nothing You Dismay,” and published two collections of comic stories, “Elementary Education” and “Vertigo Park and Other Tales.”
An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.
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