LAW & Order: Special Victims Unit stars Ice-T and Mariska Hargitay paid tribute to their crew member who died after contracting coronavirus.
Josh Wallwork, who worked in the costume department, died from coronavirus-related complications – he was 45.
The news was shared Thursday by Wallwork’s family and then by SVU showrunner, Warren Leight.
Leight tweeted, “We are heartbroken.”
Mariska Hargitay – who plays Captain Olivia Benson – was quick to react on social media, writing, “I don’t think I ever saw him without a smile on his face. He brought love and kindness everywhere he went.”
Ice T commented: “I worked with Josh every day… MAN! Pay attention people. #SVU.”
He also revealed that Wallwork is one of two people he knows who have passed away because of the virus.
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“FYI: So far a brother in-law of a very close friend and a co-worker of mine have died from the Virus.. Just sayin. Stay safe people,” the rapper wrote.
Norberto Barba, who has directed recent episodes of SVU, called Wallwork a “warm spirit.”
Wallwork had worked on the long-running crime drama since 2018.
Prior to joining SVU, Wallwork worked in the costume department on television shows Bull, Madam Secretary and The Get Down
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