Veteran Broadway costume designer Martin Pakledinaz has died at the age of 58.
The artist, whose work was nominated for 10 Tony Awards, passed away at his home in New York on Sunday (08Jul12) after a long battle with cancer.
Pakledinaz created costumes for theatre, opera and ballet over more than three decades and earned his first Tony nomination for his designs for play The Life in 1997.
He later triumphed and was handed trophies for his work on Kiss Me, Kate in 2000 and Thoroughly Modern Millie in 2002.
The designer also taught graduate classes at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where a scholarship has been established in his name.