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Andrew Precht

Andrew Precht, art director of several Oscar-nominated films and the grandson of television legend Ed Sullivan, died Feb. 21 while on location in Grenada. He was 34. The family asked that the cause of death not be reported.

Precht’s work can be seen in “The Men’s Club” (1986), “The Abyss” (1988), “Dances With Wolves” (1989), “Glory” (1989), “Misery” (1990), “Hook” (1991), “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” (1992), “Being Human” (1994) and “Legends of the Fall” (1994).

At the time of his death, Precht was working on Ridley Scott’s “White Squall.”

Born and raised in Scarsdale, N.Y., Precht did his undergraduate work at USC and received his masters from the So. Calif. Institute of Architecture.

He is survived by his father, Robert Precht, a TV producer and broadcaster, and his mother, Elizabeth, as well as two brothers, two sisters, and grandmother Agnes of Missoula, Mont.

Funeral services were held in Missoula, with memorial services being planned for New York and L.A. Donations to the National Alliance for the Mentally 111,200 Glebe Road, Suite 1105, Arlington, Va. 22203-3754.

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