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Michael Philippi, Lighting Designer, Passes Away

Michael Philippi, Lighting Designer, Passes Away


The lighting design world lost one of its own yesterday with the untimely death of Chicago-based LD Michael Philippi. His obit in the Chicago Tribune, mentions that he "collapsed and died Tuesday afternoon on a sidewalk in downtown Chicago."

As Gregg Hilmar noted on the Stagecraft Mailing List about Michael: "I lost a dear friend today... The theatre world is a little darker, the whole world a little sadder..."

Live Design echoes his sentiments.

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