‘Luke Cage’ & ‘The Punisher’ Art Director Matteo De Cosmo Dies From Coronavirus

Luke Cage and The Punisher art director Matteo De Cosmo passed away due to complications from the coronavirus.

ABC Studios announced that The Punisher and Luke Cage art director Matteo De Cosmo passed away on April 21 due to the complication from the coronavirus. The New York-based art director was 52 years old.

In addition to his work on Luke Cage and The Punisher, Matteo De Cosmo was also known for working on the ABC drama pilot Harlem’s Kitchen, which shut down production due to the coronavirus pandemic. ABC Studios made the following statement on Matteo De Cosmo’s passing:

“We were heartbroken to learn that Matteo DeCosmo, a talented art director with whom we’d worked on many productions including a recent pilot, has passed away. He was a true talent, incredibly creative, and beloved by everyone with whom he worked. We will miss him deeply and our hearts go out to his family and friends.”

Matteo De Cosmo is survived by his wife Aris and his son Marcello.

We wish to express our condolences to Matteo De Cosmo’s loved ones and everyone who is impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Luke Cage stars Mike Colter as the titular hero, Simone Missick as Misty Knight, Theo Rossi as Hernan Alvarez/Shades, Gabrielle Dennis as Tilda Johnson, Mustafa Shakir as John McIver/Bushmaster and Alfre Woodard as Mariah Dillard/Black Mariah.

The Punisher season 2 stars Jon Bernthal, Ben Barnes, Amber Rose Revah, Jason R. Moore, Deborah Ann Woll, Josh Stewart, Floriana Lima, Giorgia Whigham, Corbin Bernsen, and Annette O’Toole.

The Punisher and Luke Cage are still available on Netflix.

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Source: Deadline

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