New York-based art director, Matteo De Cosmo, who worked on several ABC Studios projects including Marvel’s The Punisher, has died from Coronavirus-related complications at the age of 52.
He passed away back on Tuesday, April 21st, according to The New York Post, but the news of his death was made known this week.
Zahir McGhee, the showrunner of Harlem’s Kitchen, told Variety in a statement that De Cosmo will be deeply missed.
“Making television is challenging. But there are people that assure you every day with their talent, passion, and smile that anything is possible,” McGhee said. “Matteo was one of those people.”
ABC Studios also released a statement regarding De Cosmo’s death.
“He was a true talent, incredibly creative, and beloved by everyone with whom he worked,” ABC Studios said. “We will miss him deeply and our hearts go out to his family and friends.”
De Cosmo was best-known for serving as the art director for ABC Studios television shows Emergence, Luke Cage and The Punisher.
He began his career as a set designer, assistant art director, and even a costume designer on films such as Circus Lives, Arresting Gena, Louis & Frank, and Spring Forward.
Most recently Matteo had worked on Harlem’s Kitchen starring Delroy Lindo, which shut down production along with most of the TV world back in March.