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Production Designer Thérèse DePrez Passes Away

Thérèse DePrez, production designer for films such as Black Swan, passed away in her home in New York City on Tuesday, according to The Hollywood Reporter. She was 52.

DePrez was diagnosed with breast cancer in May of 2015, and a GoFundMe page, set up by her friend and collaborator Derrick Kardos, raised over $80,000 to assist with her expenses.

"That's how many people she touched in this life," Kardos told Hollywood Reporter. "Incredible."

For her work on Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan, which was nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture, DePrez shared an Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Award with four others.

The set featured a minimal look filled with mirrors and a palette of blacks, silvers, grays, greens, and pinks. There was a bit of Swan Lake in every location for the film.

“Heartbroken to lose Therese. I begged her for years to work with me but our schedules never lined up,” Aronofsky wrote on Twitter. “Then on Black Swan, it finally happened. She was an incredible artist, collaborator, and friend. Sending love to her family and the NYC film community. We lost one of our legends.”

Her other films include Living In Oblivion, Summer Of Sam, High Fidelity, and more.

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