Stephen Sondheim: “One of Broadway’s songwriting titans, whose music and lyrics raised the artistic standard for the American musical”

From a New York Times obit by Bruce Weber headlined “Stephen Sondheim, Titan of the American Musical, Is Dead at 91”:

Stephen Sondheim, one of Broadway history’s songwriting titans, whose music and lyrics raised and reset the artistic standard for the American stage musical, died early Friday at his home in Roxbury, Conn….

His lawyer and friend, F. Richard Pappas, announced the death, which he described as sudden. The day before, Mr. Sondheim had celebrated Thanksgiving with a dinner with friends in Roxbury.