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Richard Nelson

Richard Nelson, 57, a Tony Award-winning lighting designer, died Nov. 6 of a brain tumor at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York.

Nelson created the lighting for more than 70 Broadway productions. He won Tony and Drama Desk awards for lighting “Sunday in the Park With George.”

His theater lighting was also seen at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles, and he designed the architectural lighting at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley.

Nelson created lighting for modern dance and for five years was the resident lighting designer for the Merce Cunningham Dance Co.

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