7:51 PM PDT 3/26/2020
His additional credits in the costume department include ‘Bull’ and ‘The Get Down.’
Josh Wallwork, known for his costuming on NBC’s Law and Order: SVU and CBS’s Madam Secretary, has died from coronavirus complications. He was 45.
Law and Order: SVU showrunner Warren Leight shared the news on social media, screenshotting a Facebook post from family friend Abdul Qadir, who first revealed the news “with a heavy heart and supported by loved ones.”
Leight wrote on Twitter, “Very sad news today. One of our costumers, and a beautiful man, Josh Wallwork, passed away from complications of COVID-19. Cast and crew send love and prayers to his family and friends. We are heartbroken.”
Law and Order: SVU actress Mariska Hargitay responded on Twitter, writing “Heartbroken we are. I don’t think I ever saw him without a smile on his face. He brought love and kindness everywhere he went. Always ready with a joke. The SVU corridor will never be the same. We will miss you Josh. #ForeverInOurHearts.”
Wallwork’s additional credits in the costume department include Bull and The Get Down.
As the news began to spread, more of Wallwork’s colleagues shared memories of the costumer on Twitter:
The SVU family lost one of our own today — Josh Wallwork with wardrobe peacefully passed from COVID-19 complications. The SVU halls won’t be the same. My sincerest condolences to Josh’s loved ones. And please take care of yourselves everyone https://t.co/rj7IISgfaf
— Victoria Pollack (@veepspeaks) March 26, 2020
His name is Josh Wallwork. He was my friend. Today we’ve lost him due to the Corona virus. Had the pleasure to work with him on @BullCBS – one of our Incredible Wardrobe Team. He was kind and all heart and the world will miss his Beautiful Soul. Rest in Power. We will miss you. pic.twitter.com/49QcOOqvAo
— Christopher Jackson (@ChrisisSingin) March 26, 2020
News of Wallwork’s passing comes the same day as a running count by John Hopkins University reporting over 82,000 people have been infected by COVID-19. Currently, the death toll has surpassed 1,200 in the United States. New York has 385 fatalities.