Emmy-winning production designer found dead in her New York City home

Emmy-winning production designer Evelyn Sakash, 66, was found dead in her New York City home Breitbart News reported. 

Sakash was known to be a hoarder, according to the news outlet, and was found dead under a pile of garbage on Tuesday, according to a police spokesperson. 

“Sakash was found by her sister, who had hired a cleaning crew to clear out the woman’s home in the College Point section of Queens and look for her, police said. The sister and the cleaners found Sakash around 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, they said,” Breitbart reported. 

missing person report filed on the show business regular was stated that she was last seen alive on Sept. 30, 2020. The city medical examiner’s office has yet to release the cause of death, as of the time of the outlet’s reporting. 

The designer was known for famous films, including “Mermaids,” released in 1990, and 2014′s “Still Alice,” according to her IMDB page as well as winning a Daytime Emmy Award in 2003 for “Between the Lions.”

E Online reported that the New York Medical Examiner’s office confirmed Sakash died of natural causes that resulted from “heratherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, which is described as a hardening of the arteries that restricts blood flow.”

While it’s unclear if Sakash’s personal career or anxiety levels suffered in recent years, The Hollywood Reporter released a piece in May 2020, estimating that hundreds of thousands of the 890,000 entertainment jobs had already been lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic related shutdowns. 

The physical and emotional toll this has taken on those not particularly in the public eye has been devastating. 

The BBC reported in October of 2020 that COVID-19 lockdowns have had a “major impact” on mental health, especially for those with “economic uncertainty associated with Covid-19.”