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Mark Fisher, Stage Designer of Metallica, Pink Floyd, U2 Tours, Dead at 66

Image courtesy of Stufish.com (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Stufish.com (via ABC News Radio)

Mark Fisher , an acclaimed stage designer and architect who helped create impressive stage setups for Metallica , Pink Floyd , U2 and many other stars, died Wednesday at a hospice in Hampstead, U.K.  He was 66.  A statement announcing Fisher's death was issued by his design firm, Stufish, which added that he "passed away peacefully in his sleep…with his wife Cristina at his side, after a long and difficult illness."

Among the many famous treks and concert events for which Fisher served as artistic director were Metallica's 2012 Death Magnetic tour, Pink Floyd's 1980 The Wall tour and U2's massive 360 tour in 2009.  He was decorated by Queen Elizabeth II with an Order of the British Empire medal for his contributions to the London Millennium Show in 2000.

Other artists whose tours Fisher contributed to include Muse , Roger Waters , Van Halen , and AC/DC .  To find out more about his work, visit Stufish.com .

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