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Emmy-Winning ‘Bridgerton’ Hairstylist Dies From COVID-19 Aged 53

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Emmy-Winning ‘Bridgerton’ Hairstylist Dies From COVID-19 Aged 53

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Stars of Netflix’s “Bridgerton” have paid tribute to the hit show’s Emmy Award-winning hair and makeup designer Marc Pilcher, who died Sunday at the age of 53 after contracting COVID-19.

Pilcher, who last month was awarded a Creative Emmy for his hairstyling on the period drama, was fully vaccinated and had no underlying conditions, his family said in a statement that his agents at Curtis Brown shared with Variety on Monday. Reports of deaths in the fully inoculated are rare, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Based in the United Kingdom, Pilcher had traveled to Los Angeles for the Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony on Sept. 11. He tested negative for the coronavirus throughout the trip but became ill following his return, per Variety.

Marc Pilcher won the Creative Emmy for Outstanding Period And/Or Character Hairstyling for "Bridgerton" in September. 



Marc Pilcher won the Creative Emmy for Outstanding Period And/Or Character Hairstyling for “Bridgerton” in September.

Nicola Coughlan, who plays Penelope Featherington on the show, hailed Pilcher as a “brilliant and visionary hair and makeup designer” in a poignant post on Instagram.

“Marc was so passionate about his work and so tremendously talented. Not even a month ago he won his first Emmy award. It’s a tragedy that he’s been taken so young when he had so much yet to do,” she wrote. “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.”

Shonda Rhimes, executive producer of the series, said the death of Pilcher, who in 2019 was nominated for an Academy Award for his makeup and hairstyling work on “Mary Queen Of Scots,” was “beyond words.”

“I will forever be in awe of the incredible hairstyling and makeup work that he brought to Bridgerton,” she wrote on Twitter. “My heart goes out to his loved ones as we lost him way too soon.”



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