West Side Story's Rachel Zegler & More Stars Mourn Sudden Loss of Stephen Sondheim

West Side Story's Rachel Zegler & More Stars Mourn Sudden Loss of Stephen Sondheim

Many stars are taking to social media to mourn the loss of legendary composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim.

The musician died on Friday morning (November 26) at his home in Connecticut at the age of 91, Deadline confirms.

His attorney shared the news, noting that it was a sudden loss, and he just spent Thanksgiving with friends the day before.

Stephen has won a multitude of awards, including several Tony awards, Grammys and even an Oscar.

He is well known for writing songs for musicals such as West Side Story, Into The Woods, Company, Sweeney Todd and Follies, among many others.

Rachel Zegler, the star of the upcoming West Side Story movie, mourned the loss of the great composer.

“i was so blessed to sing for him. i am so blessed to have known him. how lucky we all remain. thank you, steve. 🤍,” she tweeted. “i am heartbroken.”

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“He influenced all of us, whether we knew it or not. Rest In Peace. You were a gift to this world ❤️ #Sondheim,” Kristin Chenoweth shared on social media.

“Truly the worst loss in years. Sondheim is the best ever,” Matt Bennett wrote on Twitter. “One of my first times on stage was in a community theater version of Sweeney Todd. I’ve loved Sondheim ever since. RIP to the greatest of all time.”

“Perhaps not since April 23rd of 1616 has theater lost such a revolutionary voice. Thank you Mr. Sondheim for your Demon Barber, some Night Music, a Sunday in the Park, Company, fun at a Forum, a trip Into the Woods and telling us a West Side Story. RIP. 🙏,” Frozen‘s Josh Gad said.

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