Broadway legend and West Side Story writer Stephen Sondheim dies aged 91

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Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim – who penned many of the iconic songs from the musical West Side Story – has died at the age of 91.

The musical star sadly passed away at his family home in Roxbury, Connecticut during the early hours of Friday morning.

His death was announced by his lawyer and close friend F. Richard Pappas, who described his death as sudden.

Just hours prior to his death, the songwriter celebrated Thanksgiving with a large dinner surrounded by his close friends and family.

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