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Composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim in New York in 1976. Sondheim died on Friday at age 91. R. Jones/Getty Images hide caption

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Stephen Sondheim, the Broadway legend, has died at 91

The celebrated composer-songwriter died on Friday. He had won several Tonys and Grammys, as well as an Oscar and Pulitzer, for musicals including West Side Story and Company.

Stephen Sondheim onstage during an event at the Fairchild Theater in East Lansing, Mich., in 1997. Douglas Elbinger/Getty Images hide caption

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Composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim in New York in 1976. Sondheim died on Friday at age 91. R. Jones/Getty Images hide caption

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Stephen Sondheim, the Broadway legend, has died at 91

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