“I’m filled with grief,” Carly Simon said. The famous sisters died a day apart.

NEW YORK — Opera singer Joanna Simon and singer-songwriter Lucy Simon, both sisters of pop superstar Carly Simon, died a day apart this week, family members said.

Joanna died of thyroid cancer at age 85 on Wednesday, just one day before Lucy, Lucy’s daughter Julie Simon said. His brother Peter, a photographer, Died in 2018 In 71 All three had cancer.

“In the last 2 days, I have been with both my mom and my aunt, Joanna, and watched them pass into the next world. I truly cannot understand it,” Jolie wrote on Facebook.

Joanna, a glamorous mezzo-soprano, rose to fame in the opera world and as a concert performer in the 1960s. She was a frequent guest on TV talk shows. After her retirement from singing, she became an arts correspondent for PBS’s “MacNeil-Lehrer News Hour,” where she won an Emmy for a report on mental illness and creativity.

Lucy, a composer who received a Tony nomination in 1991 for her work on the long-running Broadway musical “The Secret Garden,” died at her home in Piedmont, New York, a family spokeswoman said. The 82-year-old had breast cancer.

Carly and Lucy once performed as the Simon Sisters, opening for other acts in Greenwich Village folk clubs. His recording of “Winkin’, Blinkin’ and Nod” peaked at No. 73 on the Billboard charts in 1964.

While Carly Simon would go on to great success with hits like “Anticipation,” “No Time for Pain” and “You’re So Badass,” Lucy went to nursing school.

After marrying and having children, Lucy Simon recorded two solo albums for RCA, “Lucy Simon” (1975) and “Stealing Time” (1977). Lucy and her husband produced two Grammy-winning children’s albums, “In Harmony” (1981) and “In Harmony 2” (1983).

Joanna, Lucy, Carly and Peter were born to publishing giant Richard Simon and his wife Andrea. Carly Simon said she had “no words” to describe the feeling of being the couple’s only surviving child.

“I am filled with sadness as I hear about the passing of Joanna and Lucy Simon,” he said in a statement Saturday. “Their loss will be long and painful. As sad as this day is, it is impossible to mourn them without celebrating the incredible lives they led.”

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She added: “We were three sisters who not only took turns blazing trails and charting courses for each other. We were each other’s secret sharers. Each other’s memory companions.”

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Carly Simon will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next month.

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