Carly Simon is mourning the loss of her sisters, Joanna and Lucy, who both died a day apart and both as a result of cancer.
Simon said in a statement to CNN, “I am filled with sorrow to speak about the passing of Joanna and Lucy Simon. 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.”
Joanna, an opera singer, was 85 and died of thyroid cancer. Lucy, a Broadway composer, was 82 and died of metastatic breast cancer.
Her statement continued, “We were three sisters who not only took turns blazing trails and marking courses for one another, we were each other’s secret shares. The co-keepers 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. They touched everyone they knew and those of us they’ve left behind will be lucky and honored to carry their memories forward.”
Simon’s other sibling, a brother named Peter, died in 2018.
So far, there’s no word yet if the death of her sisters will impact Simon appearing at the 2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony taking place on Saturday, November 5 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Simon is one of seven artists being inducted in the performer category. The other six artists being inducted are Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, Duran Duran, Eminem, Eurythmics, Dolly Parton and Lionel Richie.