Marc Pilcher, 53, Emmy winner for 'Bridgerton', dies of COVID-19

Healthy and vaccinated
Important artist for 'Bridgerton'
Completed his Covid vaccination
Travelled to the United States for the Emmy awards
Negative in PCRs upon travel
Infected with coronavirus in the UK
Friends and colleagues pay tribute to Pilcher
Nicola Coughlan
He loved his team at 'Bridgerton'
Phoebe Dynevor
Shonda Rhimes
Shonda Rhimes was
Excited with the series
Impressive CV
King's Man
Healthy and vaccinated

He was 53 years old, "twice vaccinated and without health problems," his representative announced. Despite all this, the coronavirus cost Marc Pilcher his life.

Important artist for 'Bridgerton'

The stylist and makeup artist of 'Bridgerton' was a key person in the success of Netflix's costume drama. He even won an Emmy for his work. Now, Pilcher has unexpectedly lost his life.

Completed his Covid vaccination

Curtis Brown, his press officer, confirmed in 'Variety' that Marc Pilcher had completed his vaccination schedule and had "no underlying health problems."

Travelled to the United States for the Emmy awards

Marc Pilcher lived in the United Kingdom. He had recently travelled to the United States, in order to attend the Emmy gala on September 20. It was there that he won an Emmy for 'Outstanding Period and/or Character Hairstyling' on the 'Bridgerton' set.

Negative in PCRs upon travel

As the travel protocol mandates, the stylist and makeup artist had undergone several routine tests to determine if he was infected with the virus. As Variety reports, these tests were all negative.

Infected with coronavirus in the UK

Upon his return to the United Kingdom, Marc Pilcher got infected with COVID-19. He had a short sick bed and passed away on October 3.

Friends and colleagues pay tribute to Pilcher

Nicola Coughlan, who plays Penelope in 'Bridgerton', was one of the first actors to say goodbye to Marc Pilcher.

Nicola Coughlan

"So heartbroken," she wrote on Instagram. "It’s a tragedy that he’s been taken so young when he had so much yet to do."

He loved his team at 'Bridgerton'

The death of Marc Pilcher is very hard on his team. Nicola Coughlan addressed the stylist's "wonderful team" in the 'Bridgerton' production: "He loved and cared for you all so much and my heart goes out to you all."

"Covid still a real and present danger"

Below her tribute, Coughlan emphasized that “Covid is still a real and present danger, please get vaccinated and mask up to protect yourself and others."

Phoebe Dynevor

Phoebe Dynevor, Daphne Bridgerton in the series, was "Without words" in her Instagram story. It was her way to remember one of the great architects of the success of 'Bridgerton'.

Shonda Rhimes

Shonda Rhimes, creator of the series and a great authority in present-day television, also said goodbye to Marc Pilcher through social media.

Shonda Rhimes was "in awe" of Marc Pilcher's work

"The passing of Marc Pilcher is beyond words," the famous producer said. "I will forever be in awe of the incredible hairstyling and makeup work that he brought to Bridgerton."

(In the image: Golda Rosheuvel as Queen Charlotte in 'Bridgerton')

Excited with the series

Pilcher himself had expressed his excitement with the project that 'Bridgerton' presented to him. When he received his Emmy in September, the hair and makeup artist called the Netflix series "the most exciting project" in which he had participated. He added that the response of the public to the series was much bigger than he had expected.

Impressive CV

Marc Pilcher had already worked in important productions such as 'Downtown Abbey' and 'Mary Queen of Scots. For his hairstyling in the latter, he had even gotten an Oscar nomination.

King's Man

Before passing away, the stylist had finished his work for another big production: 'The King's Man', a prequel in the series of spy movies directed by Matthew Vaughn. The movie will be released on December 22, 2021, after several delays due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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