Stephen Sondheim Dies: Oscar-Winning Composer and Lyricist Was 91

Stephen Sondheim, the beloved Oscar- and Tony-winning composer and lyricist behind such productions as “Company,” “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” “Into the Words,” and the lyrics “West Side Story” and “Gypsy,” has died.

He passed away early on Friday at his home in Roxbury, Connecticut at the age of 91.

The New York Times first reported news of his passing.Sondheim’s many works also included “Follies” (1971), “A Little Night Music” (1973), “Pacific Overtures” (1976), “Sweeney Todd” (1979), “Merrily We Roll Along” (1981), and “Sunday in the Park With George” (1984).

Sondheim won Tony Awards for Best Original Score for “Company,” “Follies,” “A Little Night Music,” “Sweeney Todd,” “Into the Woods,” and “Passion,” as well as Best Lyrics for “Company.” He also won eight Grammys throughout his life, as well as the Best Original Song Oscar for “Sooner or Later (I Always Gets My Man)” from Warren Beatty’s film “Dick Tracy.

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