Bridgerton's Marc Pilcher, Who Was 'Double Vaccinated,' Dies of COVID Weeks After Winning Emmy

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Marc Pilcher, who at the Creative Arts Emmys last month won the award for Outstanding Period and/or Character Hairstyling from his work on the Netflix series “Bridgerton,” died this past Sunday from COVID-19. Pilcher was 53.

Pilcher, who was an Oscar nominee in 2018 for his work on “Mary Queen of Scots,” attended the Creative Arts Emmys two-day event on September 11th and 12th of this year in Hollywood. All attendees were required to provide a negative COVID test and proof of vaccination.

Pilcher’s agent, in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, said that Pilcher was “double vaccinated” and had no underlying health conditions. A statement provided to Variety from Pilcher’s family and friend via a spokesperson said, “Glamorous and extravagant, he brought his flair and style to every design. Never limited in his thought process for his creations, he pushed boundaries and created work never realized before.”

Actress Nicola Coughlan, who worked with Pilcher on “Bridgerton,” wrote the following tribute to Pilcher on Twitter:

Pilcher’s death highlights the oft-ignored complaint by so many regarding the furor over the different COVID vaccines, that being they are proving alarmingly ineffective in preventing the disease. While much is made of the claim that the unvaccinated are deliberately endangering those who have been vaccinated, simple logic dictates that if the vaccines were doing their job the unvaccinated would be a danger only unto themselves.

It is infuriating that the same Hollywood whose late-night talk shows routinely lampoon the unvaccinated is tonight mourning the death of one of its own who followed all the rules, yet three weeks after an event supposedly made safe from COVID died from the disease. It is quite doubtful Pilcher ran with the MAGA crowd. So who will Hollywood blame?