Mark Elliot Pilcher, who recently won a Creative Emmy Award for his work on “Bridgeton,” died of COVID-19 two weeks after attending the event in Los Angeles.
His family told Variety: “It is with our deepest hearts 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, due to COVID-19. Died after a fight with him.” in a statement, adding that he had been double vaccinated and had no underlying condition.
Pilcher, his family recalled, tested negative for COVID-19 while attending the Los Angeles awards show.
“Glamorous and extraordinary, he brought his own flair and style to every design. Never confined in his thought process for his creations, he pushed boundaries and produced work that had never been realized before,” the statement said. “He was 53 years old, double vaccinated with no underlying health condition.”
Other details regarding his death were not provided.
“It is a tragedy that he has been cut short when he still had 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 Wear a mask to protect yourself and others,” “Bridgeton” star Nicola Coughlan wrote on Twitter. “My heart goes out to his friends and family, especially his wonderful team Linda, Lou, Adam, Holly, Tanya and Claire. He loved and cared for you all so much and my heart goes out to all of you.” Rest in peace mark.”
In his acceptance speech, Pilcher said that “Bridgeton” was “the most exciting project” to be a part of. “It’s awesome and welcoming and I knew we were making something special, but I wasn’t really expecting this reaction,” Pilcher said.
He also worked for “Downton Abbey,” “Judy,” “Beauty and the Beast” and others.
His death came after the organizers of the Emmy Awards, as well as Los Angeles County, criticized him for hosting the event last month, with some celebrities criticizing the celebrities for attending the ceremony despite masks, which are spread across the country. were applicable in Pilcher attended the Creative Emmys ceremony in Los Angeles about a week earlier on September 11, while the Primetime Emmys were held on September 19.
The Los Angeles County health agency defended the Emmys, saying it was a “television production”, meaning it is exempt from the mask mandate.
“The Emmy Awards show is a television production, and the individuals appearing on the show are considered the actors,” the statement read. “All persons attending the Emmy Awards show or in the audience were fully vaccinated against COVID-19.”
This News Originally From – The Epoch Times