Oscar winner and the ex husband of Julie Andrews, popular known as Tony Walton has dies.
He died at the age of 87 in New York after suffering from stroke. Tony Walton death was confirmed by his daughter Emma Walton Hamilton.
He left behind his wife Genevieve LeRoy, daughter Emma Walton Hamilton, stepdaughter Bridget LeRoy, and five grandkids.
After the sad news about the ex husband of popular actress Julie Andrews, many of his fans and love ones have started pouring out their tributes.
Below are some tributes;
Alec Baldwin posted on Instagram: “My friend Tony has left us. He directed me in EQUUS at @guild_hall a few years back
“I assume he’s having lunch with Nichols now. Plotting. Rest In Peace, Tony.’”
The Walt Disney Family Museum said: “We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Oscar-, Tony-, and Emmy-winning set and costume designer Tony Walton.
“Among his legendary film credits, he was the costume designer & visual consultant for the 1964 classic Disney film Mary Poppins.”
American actor Treat Williams said: “Ahh s**t. RIP to my lovely friend Tony Walton
“One of the sweetest kindest most talented men I’ve had the pleasure to work with on Prince of The City. Irreplaceable. I’m so sorry Jen.”
Tony Walton was born in 1953 in Walton-on-Thames, England. He was a legendary British costume designer.
He spent two years military training with the Royal Air Force as a trainee pilot in Ontario, Canada.
Walton made his Broadway debut in 1961 when he worked as a costume designer on the production Once There Was a Russian.
The designer was a visual consultant on the 1964 iconic Disney movie Mary Poppins.
The production designer won an Oscar for his work on the 1979 Bob Fosse film All That Jazz.
He also scooped an Emmy in 1985 for his work in the tragedy movie Death of a Salesman, which stars legendary actor Dustin Hoffman.
Walton was married to actress Julie Andrews between 1959 and 1968.