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Hair and makeup artist Mark Pilcher died of COVID-19 on Sunday at the age of 53. According to his agency, Curtis Brown, he was double vaccinated and had no underlying health conditions.

His family said, “It is with a very deep heart that we confirm that Mark Elliot Pilcher, Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award winning hair and makeup designer/stylist, died on Sunday, October 3, 2021, after a battle with COVID-19. later died.” Diversity In a statement via Curtis Brown.


Pilcher recently scored a Creative Emmy for Outstanding Duration and/or Character Hairstyle on September 11 for her work on Netflix’s “Bridgeton.”

The designer had tested negative on several COVID-19 tests to travel to the ceremony; However, shortly after returning home, he fell ill.

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“Bridgeton” star Nicola Coughlan, who plays Penelope Featherington, wrote heartfelt tribute to your late friend. “Saddened by the loss of the brilliant and visionary hair and makeup designer, Mark Pilcher, for ‘Bridgeton’ Season One. Mark was so passionate about his work and so talented. Not even a month ago he won his first Emmy Award Was.

“It is a tragedy that he has been taken so little when he still has so much to do. Please also use this as a reminder that COVID is still a very real and present threat, please get vaccinated and protect yourself.” Wear a mask to protect others.” He tweeted. “My heart goes out to his friends and family, especially to his wonderful team Linda, Lou, Adam, Holly, Tanya and Claire. He loved and cared for you all and my heart goes out to all of you.” Rest in Peace Mark.”

Coughlan’s co-star Phoebe Diener, who plays Daphne Bridgerton, also expressed her grief, writing on her Instagram Story that she was “at a loss for words.”

Pilcher worked on a number of film and TV productions such as “Mary Queen of Scots,” “Downton Abbey,” “Judy” and “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.” He used his expertise in several West End plays.

She also earned an Oscar nomination for “Mary Queen of Scots” in 2019.

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