Hair and make-up artist Marc Pilcher died of COVID-19 on Sunday on the age of 53. He was double vaccinated and had no underlying well being circumstances, in line with his company Curtis Brown.
“It is with the deepest of hearts we confirm that Marc Elliot Pilcher, Academy Award Nominee and Emmy Award winning hair and makeup designer/stylist, passed away after a battle with Covid-19 on Sunday 3rd October 2021,” his household informed Variety in a press release by way of Curtis Brown.
Pilcher just lately scored the Creative Emmy for Outstanding Period And/Or Character Hairstyling on Sept. 11 for his work on Netflix’s “Bridgerton.”
The designer had examined unfavorable on a number of COVID-19 assessments in an effort to make the journey to the ceremony; nonetheless, shortly after his return residence, he fell sick.
“Bridgerton” star Nicola Coughlan, who performs Penelope Featherington, penned an emotional tribute to her late buddy. “So heartbroken by the lack of Marc Pilcher, the sensible and visionary Hair and Makeup designer for ‘Bridgerton’ Season One. Marc was so keen about his work and so tremendously gifted. Not even a month in the past he gained his first Emmy award.
“It’s a tragedy that he’s been taken so young when he had so much yet to do. Please also use this as a reminder that Covid is still a very real and present danger, please get vaccinated and mask up to protect yourself and others,” she tweeted. “My heart goes out to his friends and family, especially to his wonderful team Lynda, Lou, Adam, Hollie, Tanya and Claire. He loved and cared for you all so much and my heart goes out to you all. Rest in Peace Marc.”
Coughlan’s co-star Phoebe Dynevor, who performs Daphne Bridgerton, additionally expressed her grief, writing on her Instagram Story that she’s “at a loss for words.”
Pilcher labored on a number of movie and TV productions reminiscent of “Mary Queen of Scots,” “Downton Abbey,” “Judy” and “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.” He additionally lent his experience to a number of West End performs.
He additionally earned an Oscar nomination in 2019 for “Mary Queen of Scots.”