British choreographer and director Gillian Lynne, whose numerous credits include Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, and Aspects of Love, as well as ballet, theatre and opera productions, has passed away at age 92.
The news of her death was released by her husband Peter Land on Twitter.
Rest In Peace my darling Gillie. I am heartbroken to write that Dame Gillian Lynne DBE & my dearest wife & friend & love for 40 years passed away at 6.20pm tonight 1st July 2018 at the Princess Grace Hospital. She leaves behind a huge legacy&is adored by many espec @peterland_uk pic.twitter.com/Rn3182mRPt
— Dame Gillian Lynne (@Gillian_Lynne) July 1, 2018
Lynne’s death on July 1 follows an announcement less than two weeks ago on June 22 from Lloyd Webber that the New London Theatre, which was home to Cats from 1981 to 2002, was to be renamed in her honour – the first time a woman had had a West End theatre named after her. Speaking at the occasion, Cameron Mackintosh, the producer of Cats, said: “The two things I learnt on the first day of rehearsals was that you had the wickedest...