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."
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