Mark Fisher Dies
Probably the most recognized stage designer of the rock era, Mark Fisher, passed away in England June 25. Fisher is responsible for the stage designs for The Wall since its inception, along with the massive staging of the Rolling Stones’ tours, U2’s spaceship stage for the 360 tour, plus so many others.
Mark Fisher studios placed the following statement on its website:
We are sad to announce that the stage designer and architect Mark Fisher, OBE, MVO, RDI, died yesterday in London aged 66.
He passed away peacefully in his sleep at the Marie Curie Hospice in Hampstead with his wife Cristina at his side, after a long and difficult illness, which he suffered with stoicism and courage and his customary good humor.
Mark’s work as a set designer and artistic director has transformed the landscape of rock concerts and large scale events over the last 25 years.
Together with his practice Stufish, Mark created the groundbreaking designs for all the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, and U2 tours for two decades as well as scores of other artists all over the world.
As well as his work in live music performance he also created designs for theatre productions and musical theatre including We Will Rock You, and Ka and Viva Elvis for Cirque du Soleil.
He was the senior designer for the Beijing Olympics Opening and Closing Ceremonies and was one of the three executive producers at the London 2012 Games ceremonies.
His work influenced not only the colleagues and crews with whom he worked but also surprised and delighted the many millions of people who experienced his designs all over the world.