Marc Pilcher, the Emmy winning hairstylist and makeup artist known for his work on Bridgerton , has died of Covid at the age of 53.
News of Pilcher's death comes just weeks after winning a Creative Emmy for his work on the hit Netflix. He was double vaccinated and had no underlying health issues, as confirmed Variety by his agency, Curtis Brown.
"Glamorous and extravagant, he brought his flair and style to every design “, We read in a press release. "Never limited in his thought process for his designs, he pushed the boundaries and created work never done before.
Pilcher, who is based in UK, traveled to Los Angeles for the Emmy Awards and passed several tests that came back negative throughout the process, according to Variety. After returning to England, he fell ill and died on October 3.
Nicola Coughlan, who played Penelope in the series, tweeted that she was " heartbroken "by the news. " It 'sa tragedy that he was taken so young when he still had so much to do, "she wrote." Please use this too to call backthat Covid is still a very real and present danger, please get vaccinated and masked to protect yourself and others. Phoebe Dynevor said she was "at a loss for words " on Instagram.
In her acceptance speech, Pilcher called Bri dgerton the "most exciting project " to be a part of.
"It 's so wonderful and welcoming and I knew we were doing something special, but I didn 't really expect this answer, "said Pilcher in a June interview .
Pilcher's work also included work on Downton Abbey, Judy, La Beauty and the Beast and Mary Queen of the Scots, which earned him an Oscar nomination. He had also completed work on the upcoming prequel The King 's Men.