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Gillian Lynne has Died

Choreographer Gillian Lynne, whose credits include Cats and The Phantom of the Opera, has died aged 92.

News of her death was posted on Twitter by her husband Peter Land, who paid tribute to his “darling wife”.

“I am heartbroken to write that Dame Gillian Lynne and my dearest wife and friend and love for 40 years passed away at 6.20pm tonight, 1st July 2018 at the Princess Grace Hospital,” he wrote.

He added: “She leaves behind a huge legacy and is adored by many.”

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Lynne was famed for her work with Andrew Lloyd Webber, who earlier this month renamed the New London Theatre in her honour.

Her credits with the composer included choreographing Cats and The Phantom of the Opera.

Tributes have poured in for Lynne, with Matthew Bourne saying Lynne had supported and “inspired” him.