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Barbra Streisand, Lea Salonga, More Mourning for Stephen Sondheim | AP News

Social media tributes quickly flooded after Stephen Sondheim’s death How artists and writers hailed the theater giant:

“Rest in peace, Stephen Sondheim, and thank you for your tremendous contribution to musical theater. We will sing your songs forever. My heart hurts … “- singer and actor Lea Salonga on Twitter.

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“I cannot find words for this loss. He knew what to say. Rest, dear Steve. ” – singer and actor Laura Benanti via Instagram.

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“Theater has lost one of its greatest geniuses, and the world has lost one of its greatest and most original writers. Unfortunately, a giant has now appeared in the sky. But the splendor of Stephen Sondheim will continue to be here as his legendary songs and shows will play forever, ”said producer Cameron McIntosh.

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“Thank God that Sondheim lived to be 91, so he had time to write such wonderful music and GREAT lyrics! May he rest in peace. “- Singer, actor and director Barbra Streisand via Twitter.

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“Thanks for everything, Mr. Sondheim. Silent. We are so lucky to have what you gave to the world. ” – singer and actor Aaron Tveit via Twitter.

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“He influenced all of us, whether we knew about it or not. Rest in peace. You were a gift to the world. ” – actor and singer Christine Chenoweth via Twitter.

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“Destructive news. It’s hard to imagine that he was actually mortal, like the rest of us. But how lucky we are that we lived in this world at the same time as this great man. Nobody can replace him. ” – singer and actor Judy Kuhn, via Twitter.

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“I am so sad to lose my friend Steve Sondheim. He gave me so many reasons to sing. I loved him very much and will miss him very much. Thank you for all the gifts you have given to the world, Steve. ” – singer and actor Bernadette Peters via Twitter.

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“From time to time, someone comes along that fundamentally changes the whole art form. Stephen Sondheim was one of them. As millions mourn his passing, I also want to express my gratitude for everything he gave me and more. I send my love to his family and friends. – singer and actor Hugh Jackman via Twitter.

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“For those of us who love new musical theater: we live in the world that Sondheim built. My spirit has dropped and I swear that the city is quieter than usual today because I know he’s gone. Feeling grateful for everything he has created and for the awe that he will continue to evoke. ” – Musical director, arranger and orchestrator Alex Lacamoir, via Twitter.

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“Thank you, thank you, thank you, Stephen Sondheim. You have paved the way for many composers and theatrical figures. We will never forget your generosity, your inspiration and what you gave to American theater and the world. ” – The American Theater Wing, via Twitter.

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“Sondheim, thank you. I have no words, so I will use one of your poems that has held me back for years. “Someone is on your side. Nobody is alone. ” – singer and actor Joshua Henry via Twitter.

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“Broadway has lost its musical genius.” – Actor and author Marlee Matlin, via Twitter.

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“There are giants in the sky. RIP Stephen Sondheim. We are lucky that we lived on earth while you were alive and working. My heart is heavy. ” – Produced by Tom Kirdakhi via Instagram.

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“My heart is saddened by loss. But my memories live forever … ”- in his statement, actor and singer Chita Rivera.

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“There is a giant in the sky. Relax in music, Mr. Sondheim. – actor and singer Stephanie J. Block.

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“He formulated love, regret, loss, anger, temptation, desire, courage, discovery, heartache, aging, beauty…. with lyrics and music that will continue to change us. ” – actor and singer Sierra Boggess.

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“The magnitude of Stephen Sondheim’s contribution to American musical theater is immeasurable and comparable only to his immense generosity in influencing and mentoring new generations.” – Statement by ASCAP President Paul Williams.

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“Thank you for giving us so much, Mr. Sondheim.” – singer and actor Adrienne Warren via Twitter.

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“Sondheim was unusual. I was fortunate enough to sing his music for West Side Story. Although he is not now, his music will live through the centuries. There is no one in the world and there has never been anyone like him. ” – actor and singer Russ Tamblyn.

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