Manolo blannik, a famous New Yorker writer and poet, is dead, the artist and poet’s son told CNN on Tuesday.Manolo blánik died of a heart attack at his home in the Manhattan borough of New York on Tuesday, his son said.
The artist, known as the father of the modern poem, was 76.
He was known for his poetic work and his collaborations with other artists.
He lived in the same building as poet, playwright and composer Leonard Bernstein.
The artist and composer had a life that spanned the globe, including the U.S., his son told The Associated Press.
He died at his New York home on Tuesday afternoon, according to his son, Daniel Blahnik.
He had been ill since early January.
The cause of death was not immediately clear.
A native of the Czech Republic, the Czech poet became famous in the 1970s when he collaborated with Bernard Herrmann, his late collaborator.
The two made a hit song called “The Last Time,” which was played at the Unearthed exhibit at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Manolos prolific career spanned more than three decades, including a period in which he was a poet laureate and a poet-in-residence at the Smithsonian Institute.
The poet won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1998.
He published a memoir, “Manolo Blahnis New Poetry,” published by Little, Brown in 2006.