R.I.P. Mark Fisher, Stage Designer for Pink Floyd, the Rolling Stones, U2
Published Jun 27, 2013Mark Fisher, the man behind some of the most iconic stage designs in rock history, has passed away. The exact cause of death is currently unconfirmed, but he succumbed to a long-term illness earlier this week. He was 66.
The British-born Fisher was trained as an architect. He created the setup for Pink Floyd's The Wall and worked on several tours with the Rolling Stones. He also teamed up with U2 on a few occasions, famously designing the huge claw that was the centrepiece of the band's "360°" tour.
He also masterminded stages for the Queen Diamond Jubilee (featuring Paul McCartney and others), Madonna, Lady Gaga, and Tina Turner. His non-musical work included theatrical sets, Olympic opening and closing ceremonies, and Cirque du Soleil.
He co-founded the firm Stufish, which announced his death yesterday (June 26). According to the statement, he died in his sleep at the Marie Curie Hospice in Hampstead, England. His wife Christina was at his side.
Watch an interview with Fisher about U2's claw design below.