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Michael Dennison Has Died

Shocking news that veteran costume designer and costume supervisor Michael Dennison has died suddenly from a brain aneurysm. He was 58 years old.

Dennison has contributed to films as diverse as Almost Famous (2000), Mona Lisa Smile (2003) and W (2008). Recently he had completed work on chic Julia Roberts starrer Eat Pray Love.

At the time of his death he was costume designer on One for the Money featuring Katherine Heigl and John Leguizamo. Heigl had this to say upon hearing the news:

It was an honour and a privilege to work with Michael. I am heartbroken by his sudden passing as is everyone here on the film. My love and prayers go out to his family and friends. I pray they are surrounded by much love, grace and compassion during this time of grief and loss. I will never forget Michael and his wonderful, passionate, talented spirit.

Just a few days ago Michael Dennison had received a Primetime Emmy nomination for his authentic period designs on Georgia O’Keeffe, a TV movie about the acclaimed American artist starring Joan Allen.

As Dennison was a registered organ donor his family have asked for donations to the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) instead of gifts or flowers. Their website can be found HERE

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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  • Michelle C

    My uncle Mike was a great man and just wanted to add that because of CORE, he was able to save 5 lives!

    • Jason

      As an actor, it is sad to lose anyone, let alone, someone you have worked with on set. We spend many days with people like Michael. God Bless him, his family, and friends. I know it’s been over 2 years since his passing. But his talent will never be forgotten. I too lost a relative from an aneurism.

  • susan Kalinowski

    Michael Dennison was as good as it gets in our industry. He was capable, kind, funny, honest, authentic, hard working, and a great southern gentleman. I had the honor to work with him, and will never forget him
    Susan Kalinowski

  • Cara Giallanza

    Gentle person and always kind, I found him to be a kindred spirit. He is missed.

  • Mark Short

    I own some costumes from “The Shadow” a movie that Mr Dennison worked on and they are true works of art. Rest in piece sir….

  • zoran kljajic

    many years ago i meet michel in zagreb, my hometown, during his work on sophies choice…..and i spent some very nice days with him in munich, paris and london during a years… a few times i tryed to find him……..and this evening suddenly i was on facebook and i find michael dead…..i loved him and i am sad and i am proud because of CORE… dear michael, thank you for opening world to me, r.i.p. and goodbye. zoki

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