Legendary playwright Edward Albee dead at 88

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 27:  Playwright Edward Albee attends The Paley Center For Media Presents: "The Stages Of Edward Albee" at Paley Center For Media on March 27, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 27: Playwright Edward Albee attends The Paley Center For Media Presents: "The Stages Of Edward Albee" at Paley Center For Media on March 27, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

MONTAUK, N.Y.– Legendary and influential playwright Edward Albee has died at the age of 88, according to his personal assistant Jakob Holder.

Albee, a three-time Pulitzer Prize winner, died Friday afternoon at his home in Montauk, New York. Albee died following a very brief illness, according to Holder.

Albee was best known for his play “A Delicate Balance,” “Seascape,” and “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”

“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” was adapted to film in 1966, starring Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. It helped turn the play into Mr. Albee’s most famous work.

No other details on his death were immediately available.