The Rolling Stones stage designer Mark Fisher dies, aged 66

During a remarkable career, Fisher also worked with Pink Floyd, U2, Elton John and Lady Gaga

The Rolling Stones stage designer Mark Fisher dies, aged 66
Mark Fisher OBE – stage designer for The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd and U2 – died yesterday (June 25) at the age of 66.

The stage designer and architect passed away peacefully in his sleep at a hospice in Hampstead, north London following "a long and difficult illness", his company Stufish confirmed in a statement. He is survived by his wife, Cristina, who was by his side when he died.

"We are all extremely saddened to hear of the death of our dear friend Mark Fisher," The Rolling Stones said in a statement. "The remarkable sets he designed for us over the last two decades played a major part in the success of all those tours. His passion, dedication and professionalism was infectious."

"We all loved his dry sense of humour and unflappable demeanour… a quietly soft spoken genius… Mark will be sorely missed – not only by us… but by every single member of ours… and any crew he worked with. Our sincere condolences go to his wife and family."

During a remarkable career, Fisher also worked with Elton John, Lady Gaga and Robbie Williams, whose current tour 'Take The Crown' benefits from one of his stage designs. Williams paid his respects with a tweet earlier today (June 26).


In addition to his work with top touring acts, Fisher also served as senior designer on the Beijing Olympics opening and closing ceremonies, and was an executive producer on last year's London Olympics opening and closing ceremonies.

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