Bridgerton stylist and Emmy winner Marc Pilcher dies after Covid battle

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Netflix hit show Brigerton has just lost their Emmy award-winning hair and makeup artist Mark Pilcher due to a fatal battle with Covid.

It is not known how old Mr Pilcher was at the time of his death, but he sure did make a lasting impact on the show and its stars, with them flocking to social media to show their support.

Irish actress Nicola Coughlan, who plays wealthy heiress Penelope Featherstone in the series, announced the news on social media.

Nicola wrote: "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.

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She added: "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.

"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."

In an interview with Vogue in February, Marc explained how he comes up with his ideas when it came to his work on Bridgerton.

He told the publication: "First, I research paintings and books of the period, then I like to add my slant on the looks using the influences of other periods and old Hollywood movies.

"'I have a huge collection — I like to feed off that and mix them up with my historical knowledge to create the right look.

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"The Regency look was based around the shapes of ancient Greece.

"It then reemerged in the 1980s with the UK’s New Romantic scene—I’m sure it will pop up again, that beautiful Grecian shape for the women and quiffs for the men, and that use of makeup."

Fans of the show also took to Twitter to share their condolences, with one saying: "Saddened to hear that renowned hair/makeup stylist Marc Pilcher has passed away. Only 2 weeks ago, Marc & his fabulous team had won the“Outstanding Period Hairstyling” Emmy award for their phenomenal work on #Bridgerton S1. Sending condolences to his friends & family"

While another wrote: "My heart is completed breaked. Marc was a amaging soul and a incomparable artist. Very attentive every time I spoke to him. I'm so sorry. Nobody is completely safe. Rest in Peace genius."

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