the legendary Broadway composer and lyricist passed away on Friday at 91.
Legendary Broadway composer and lyricist, Stephen Sondheim, passed away in his home on November 26, 2021, at the age of 91. His death came as a shock to all who knew and loved him. The composer was known for his many iconic works – which include but are not limited to – West Side Story, Company, Gypsy, Sweeny Todd and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, as well as a significant influence on Broadway and the American theatre industry at large.
Over the course of his career, Sondheim won nine Tony Awards, eight Grammys, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1985, and an Academy Award in 1990, among others. In 2015, he was notably awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Barack Obama. Following the announcement of his death, many peers, friends, and admirers in Hollywood paid tribute to the musical icon and industry titan.