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Tony Walton died at 87

Legendary Broadway costume designer Tony Walton has died of complications from a stroke.

The 87-year-old died in his New York apartment on Wednesday.

Production designer Tony Walton has died aged 87

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Production designer Tony Walton has died aged 87Photo credit: Getty
Walton was married to legendary actress Julie Andrews between 1959 and 1968

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Walton was married to legendary actress Julie Andrews between 1959 and 1968Photo credit: Getty

His daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, confirmed his death Hollywood reporter.

Walton was married to actress Julie Andrews between 1959 and 1968.

The designer was visual consultant for the iconic 1964 Disney film Mary Poppins.

The production designer won an Oscar for his work on the 1979 Bob Fosse film All That Jazz.

He also won an Emmy in 1985 for the tragedy film Death of a Salesman, starring legendary actor Dustin Hoffman.

When news of Walton’s death broke, tributes poured in.

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Alec Baldwin posted on Instagram: “My boyfriend Tony left us. He directed me in EQUUS at @guild_hall a few years ago.

“I assume he’s having lunch with Nichols now. plotting Rest in peace Tony.’”

Walton was born in Walton-on-Thames, England, in 1935.

He completed two years of military training with the Royal Air Force as a student pilot in Ontario, Canada.

Walton made his Broadway debut in 1961 working as a costume designer on the production of Once There Was a Russian.

He is survived by his wife Genevieve LeRoy, daughter Emma, ​​stepdaughter Bridget LeRoy and five grandchildren.

Walton worked as a consultant on the 1964 Disney film Mary Poppins

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Walton worked as a consultant on the 1964 Disney film Mary PoppinsPhoto credit: Kobal Collection – Shutterstock

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