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 situations, 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 advised Variety in an announcement through Curtis Brown.

Pilcher not too long ago 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 adverse on a number of COVID-19 checks in an effort to make the journey to the ceremony; nonetheless, shortly after his return dwelling, he fell sick.

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“Bridgerton” star Nicola Coughlan, who performs Penelope Featherington, penned an emotional tribute to her late good friend. “So heartbroken by the loss of Marc Pilcher, the brilliant and visionary Hair and Makeup designer for ‘Bridgerton’ Season One. Marc was so passionate about his work and so tremendously talented. Not even a month ago he won his first Emmy award.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 11: Marc Pilcher poses with the award for Outstanding Period And/Or Character Hairstyling for "Bridgerton" at Microsoft Theater on September 11, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 11: Marc Pilcher poses with the award for Outstanding Period And/Or Character Hairstyling for “Bridgerton” at Microsoft Theater on September 11, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
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“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.”