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Barbra Streisand and Hugh Jackman lead stars in paying tribute to Stephen Sondheim after his death

Barbra Streisand, Hugh Jackman, Idina Menzel, and Jake Gyllenhaal lead stars in paying tribute to Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim after he passed away at 91


Barbra Streisand, Hugh Jackman, Idina Menzel, and Jake Gyllenhaal were among the celebrities using social media to pay their respects to legendary Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim, who passed away at the age of 91 on Friday.

‘Thank the Lord that Sondheim lived to be 91 years old so he had the time to write such wonderful music and GREAT lyrics. May he rest In peace,’ tweeted Streisand. 

Sondheim famously presented the now 79-year-old vocalist with the coveted Grammy Legend Award back in 1992.

Rest in peace: Barbra Streisand, Hugh Jackman, Idina Menzel, and Jake Gyllenhaal were among the stars using social media to pay their respects to legendary Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim, who passed away at the age of 91 on Friday; seen in 2017

Menzel, 50, took to Twitter to mourn Sondheim, by writing: ‘Goodbye dear sir. We will spend our lives trying to make you proud.’ 

Meanwhile, Jackman, wrote: ‘Every so often someone comes along that fundamentally shifts an entire art form. Stephen Sondheim was one of those.’ 

The action star, 53, who has been in multiple Broadway shows, continued: ‘As millions mourn his passing I also want to express my gratitude for all he has given to me and so many more. Sending my love to his nearest and dearest.’ 

'Thank the Lord that Sondheim lived to be 91 years old so he had the time to write such wonderful music and GREAT lyrics. May he rest In peace,' tweeted Streisand

‘Thank the Lord that Sondheim lived to be 91 years old so he had the time to write such wonderful music and GREAT lyrics. May he rest In peace,’ tweeted Streisand

Tributes: Additionally, Idina Menzel took to Twitter to mourn Sondheim, by writing: 'Goodbye dear sir. We will spend our lives trying to make you proud'

Tributes: Additionally, Idina Menzel took to Twitter to mourn Sondheim, by writing: ‘Goodbye dear sir. We will spend our lives trying to make you proud’

'Every so often someone comes along that fundamentally shifts an entire art form. Stephen Sondheim was one of those,' Hugh Jackson tweeted

‘Every so often someone comes along that fundamentally shifts an entire art form. Stephen Sondheim was one of those,’ Hugh Jackson tweeted

Heartfelt: Gyllenhaal shared a never-before-seen photo of the star during curtain call on the opening night of Sunday in the Park with George, in which he starred as French painter Georges Seurat

Heartfelt: Gyllenhaal shared a never-before-seen photo of the star during curtain call on the opening night of Sunday in the Park with George, in which he starred as French painter Georges Seurat 

Gyllenhaal shared a never-before-seen photo of the star during curtain call on the opening night of  the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Sunday in the Park with George, in which he starred as French painter Georges Seurat.

‘I am grateful to have shared time with the master and maestro of American musical theater, and to have played his George,’ he captioned the photo on Instagram. 

He continued: ‘We have lost a giant. We will miss you. Rest In Peace.’ 

While Anna Kendrick added: ‘I was just talking to someone a few nights ago about how much fun (and f****** difficult) it is to sing Stephen Sondheim. Performing his work has been among the greatest privileges of my career. A devastating loss. (sic)’ 

And Josh Gad also tweeted: ‘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. 

‘American musical theater has lost a towering giant. Stephen Sondheim’s legacy of song and lyric in unparalleled. From West Side Story to Sweeney Todd, from Gypsy to Sunday in the Park with George, there will never be a master like him,’ George Takei tweeted. 

Robert Rinder shared a quote about Sondheim, which read: ‘Art is infinite. It has no beginning and no end.’

'American musical theater has lost a towering giant. Stephen Sondheim's legacy of song and lyric in unparalleled. From West Side Story to Sweenie Todd, from Gypsy to Sunday in the Park with George, there will never be a master like him,' George Takei tweeted

‘American musical theater has lost a towering giant. Stephen Sondheim’s legacy of song and lyric in unparalleled. From West Side Story to Sweenie Todd, from Gypsy to Sunday in the Park with George, there will never be a master like him,’ George Takei tweeted

Paying homage: Robert Rinder shared a quote about Sondheim, which read: 'Art is infinite. It has no beginning and no end'

Paying homage: Robert Rinder shared a quote about Sondheim, which read: ‘Art is infinite. It has no beginning and no end’

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