Emmy-winning stylist Marc Pilcher has died of COVID despite having no underlying health condition and being double vaccinated.
Pilcher died on Sunday just weeks after receiving the award in Los Angeles for outstanding hairstyling on the period drama Bridgerton.
His family announced that he had succumbed to the virus despite having had both shots of the jab.
“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,” said the statement.
“He was double vaccinated and had no underlying health conditions.” https://t.co/JvsFDDMN1O
— Cernovich (@Cernovich) October 4, 2021
Pilcher had tested negative for the virus multiple times during his recent trips, but became ill after returning to Britain and passed away at the weekend.
Irish actress Nicola Coughlan reacted to Pilcher’s death by encouraging people to get vaccinated.
“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.”
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. pic.twitter.com/xax3BDYuU9
— Nicola Coughlan (@nicolacoughlan) October 4, 2021
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