Hugh Jackman has shared a moving tribute to Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim after his death at age 91 on Friday. 

In a Twitter post, the actor 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.’ 

Tribute: Hugh Jackman (pictured) has shared a moving tribute to Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim after his death at age 91 on Friday

The famed American composer and lyricist passed away ‘suddenly’ at his Roxbury, Conn. home, according to his lawyer F. Richard Pappas, The New York Times reported.

Pappas said that Sondheim had celebrated Thanksgiving the day prior with his friends surrounding him.

 At the end of his life he was the husband of Jeff Romley, who is a half-century his junior and married him back in 2017.  

Loss: The famed American composer and lyricist (pictured) passed away 'suddenly' at his Roxbury, Conn. home, according to his lawyer F. Richard Pappas, The New York Times reported

Loss: The famed American composer and lyricist (pictured) passed away 'suddenly' at his Roxbury, Conn. home, according to his lawyer F. Richard Pappas, The New York Times reported

Loss: The famed American composer and lyricist (pictured) passed away ‘suddenly’ at his Roxbury, Conn. home, according to his lawyer F. Richard Pappas, The New York Times reported

'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

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

Celebrities around the world paid homage to the legendary composer, including Anna Kendrick who wrote: ‘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)’

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

Music legend Barbara Streisand Tweeted: ‘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’. 

Celebrities around the world paid homage to the legendary composer, including Anna Kendrick who wrote: 'I was just talking to someone a few nights ago about how much fun (and f****** difficult) it is to sing Stephen Sondheim'

Celebrities around the world paid homage to the legendary composer, including Anna Kendrick who wrote: 'I was just talking to someone a few nights ago about how much fun (and f****** difficult) it is to sing Stephen Sondheim'

Celebrities around the world paid homage to the legendary composer, including Anna Kendrick who wrote: ‘I was just talking to someone a few nights ago about how much fun (and f****** difficult) it is to sing Stephen Sondheim’

Music legend Barbara Streisand Tweeted: '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'

Music legend Barbara Streisand Tweeted: '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'

Music legend Barbara Streisand Tweeted: ‘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’

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

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

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

Actor Jake 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.’ 

Heartfelt: Jake 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: Jake 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: Jake 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 

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