Stephen Sondheim’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

March 22, 1930

Death Date

November 26, 2021

Age of Death

91 years

Cause of Death

Cardiovascular Disease

Profession

Composer

The composer Stephen Sondheim died at the age of 91. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Legendary musical theatre composer and lyricist. He is best known for works such as “West Side Story,” “Gypsy,” “Into the Woods,” and “Sweeney Todd.” 

He was born into financial privilege, but emotional isolation. He has been in a relationship with his partner Jeff Romley.

How did Stephen Sondheim die?

His death certificate, obtained by The Times on Dec. 2, said the cause was cardiovascular disease.

Quotes

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I fell into lyric writing because of music. I backed into it.

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The fact is popular art dates. It grows quaint. How many people feel strongly about Gilbert and Sullivan today compared to those who felt strongly in 1890?

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I don’t listen to recordings of my songs. I don’t avoid it, I just don’t go out of my way to do it.

Stephen Sondheim
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I would have been a geologist.

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Every single song I’ve ever written is sung by a character created by somebody else. Some might have a jaundiced view of love, some don’t. But none of these songs is me singing – not a single one.

Stephen Sondheim