Broadway songwriter Stephen Sondheim of Roxbury, CT dies at 91

By | November 27, 2021

Stephen Sondheim Cause of Death – Passed Away: 91-year-old Stephen Sondheim, who was a legendary Broadway songwriter and lyricist has passed away. Stephen Sondheim died early Friday morning at his Roxbury, Connecticut home. The cause of his death is currently unknown to the public.

“We deeply mourn the death of legendary Broadway composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim. His work includes productions such as Sweeney Todd and West Side Story. In 2014 Disney adapted his incredible work, Into the Woods, to the cinema. Rest in peace,” Estudio D shared the passing of Stephen Sondheim on Twitter.

Stephen Sondheim, a native of Manhattan’s Upper West Side was best known for his role in the Great White Way’s best-known shows, including West Side Story, Gypsy and Sweeney Todd. Stephen Sondheim won nine Tony Awards, eight Grammys, a Pulitzer Prize, and an Academy Award, among many other awards.

Tributes are flooding in for the 91-year-old legendary Broadway songwriter and lyricist on social media, honouring his life’s work.

“it’s been almost exactly a decade since I fell headfirst into Stephen Sondheim’s work. his music was my companion through so many terrible days — and also so many beautiful ones. thank you so much, Mr Sondheim. thank you so much.”

“RIP Stephen Sondheim. When I was the first cast in ITW, my grandmother had passed the same night. Doing this show helped me grieve in a healthy way. Thank you for the music. “Sometimes people leave you halfway through the wood. Do not let it grieve you, no one leaves for good.”

“it’s hard to put into words the loss you feel when someone who has peppered your childhood with inspirational storytelling passes away. the stage lights are a bit dimmer tonight, but a light in the great beyond now beams forever bright. Rest in peace #stephensondheim. thank you”

“So heartbroken I used to be in one of his plays when I was in high school!! He will always be remember and is in Gods hands!! God bless and stay safe Stephen Sondheim family and you and your family”

Stephen Sondheim obituary and funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date by his family.