Legendary Broadway composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim has died aged 91, a family spokesman confirmed to NBC News.
Sondheim died early Friday morning at his home in Roxbury, Connecticut. The cause of his death was not disclosed.
The Upper West Side native is known for her roles on some of the Great White Way’s most popular shows, including West Side Story, Gypsy, and Sweeney Todd. He has received numerous awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, a Pulitzer Prize, eight Grammy Awards, and eight Tony Awards.
His death was first confirmed by The New York Times, reports that he’s still working on and writing new material for Broadway.
During the brief period of reporting, tributes began to pour in for the 91-year-old. Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer tweeted that he was “reimagining the American musical,” and actress Vanessa Williams said in an Instagram post that she was “lucky, blessed and honored” to work. with him.
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