Cats, Phantom Of The Opera choreographer Gillian Lynne dies at age 92

Choreographer Gillian Lynne was noted for her work with composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, who recently renamed the New London Theatre in her honour.
Choreographer Gillian Lynne was noted for her work with composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, who recently renamed the New London Theatre in her honour. PHOTO: TWITTER/@GILLIAN_LYNNE

LONDON - Choreographer Gillian Lynne died on Sunday (July 1) at age 92.

She was noted for her work with composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, who recently renamed the New London Theatre in her honour.

The news was tweeted by her husband Peter Land.

Lynne started as a ballet dancer but found greater fame choreographing the dances for Lloyd Webber's theatre blockbusters Cats and Phantom Of The Opera, reported the BBC.

She was linked to more than 60 shows in the West End and Broadway.

Lloyd Webber, in his tribute, tweeted: "Farewell dearest Gillie, three generations of the British musical owe so much to you."