Who was Evelyn Sakash? Wikipedia
Evelyn Sakash was an Emmy-winning scenic designer who is best known for her work in Mermaids, Still Alice and Orange Is the New Black. She won a Daytime Emmy in 2003 for her work on Between The Lions and was nominated for the same show the following year.
Loved ones of Emmy-winning set designer Evelyn Sakash have spoken out after she was found dead in her home: “She had a full life. She was so extraordinarily talented.” 💔https://t.co/Bpi93rKesH pic.twitter.com/OA7UcevUr4
— E! News (@enews) April 1, 2021
Orange Is The New Black
Sakash’s IMDb profile lists several credits as art director or in the art department, including Orange Is the New Black, Taxi, The Big Green, the Langoliers, and other programs.
She won a Daytime Emmy Award in 2003 for “Between the Lions.”
Evelyn Sakash House
Sakash lived in College Point, in Queens, New York.
How old was Evelyn Sakash?
Evelyn Sakash was 66 years old at the time of death, March 30, 2021.
Evelyn Sakash Missing News
In February 2021, the New York Police Department announced that Sakash was missing. “#Queens #NewYork College Point #Missing named Evelyn Sakash, F/W-66YO, 5’04”, 110lbs, last seen, on 09-30-2020, near 123 Street and 14 Avenue #Queens.”
A GoFundMe page originally set up to help find Sakash said she first vanished in September 2020, however.
“Brothers and sisters, our sister Evelyn Sakash has been missing since September 2020.”
“Evelyn’s sister Ellen Brown has been paying out of pocket to supplement law enforcements’ investigative resources. With the cold weather upon us, it is more important than ever to find Evelyn and reunite her with everyone who loves her. Thanks, everyone!” it reads.
Evelyn Sakash Hoarders
The New York Daily News, which called Sakash a “hoarder,” reported that her sister found her “lying face-up under the debris.”
According to the Daily News, she won a 2003 Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design for the TV series “Between the Lions.” The news site reported that police had searched the debris-filled home with dogs earlier without discovering Sakash’s body.
“While workers were cleaning her home in March 2021, which was full of items from constant and obsessive hoarding, her mummified body was found on her kitchen floor underneath rubbish,” the profile now reads.
Evelyn Sakash Funeral
People expressed condolences about Sakash’s death. They remembered her talent and kind nature.
“I pray her family finds peace. She was an absolute doll and one of my biggest cheerleaders. She has been missed. Gone but never forgotten.”
“Evelyn and I worked together briefly as design assistants on ‘La Cage’ back in early 80’s. Very talented, very sweet woman; meeting her was a bright spot in that part of my life. Glad she is at peace now.”
“So sad to hear this. Evelyn was extremely kind and generous with her time when I first joined the Union.”
Evelyn Sakash Cause of Death
The entertainment news site reported that Sakash’s body was discovered when her sister hired cleaners to get rid of debris in her apartment. Sakash was an Emmy-award-winning set designer who was found dead under a heap of garbage in her New York apartment.
According to E! News, the 66-year-old died of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, “a hardening of the arteries that restricts blood flow.”