Hoarder Film Designer Found Dead Under Garbage in Home

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NEW YORK (AP) — An Emmy-winning production designer who was known to be a hoarder has been found dead under a pile of garbage in her New York City home.

Evelyn Sakash, 66, was found Tuesday lying on her kitchen floor buried under garbage, a police spokesperson said.

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.

Sakash’s Successful Career

Sakash was a production designer who had worked on films including Mermaids, released in 1990, and 2014’s Still Alice, according to her IMDB page. She won a Daytime Emmy Award in 2003 for Between the Lions.

A police missing person report said Sakash was last seen alive on Sept. 30, 2020. The city medical examiner’s office will determine her cause of death.


‘Still Alice’

‘Between the Lions’

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