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Christopher Sylbert

Christopher Sylbert, a set painter on such films as “Heaven Can Wait” and “Blowout,” died of pneumonia July 24 at his home in North Hollywood following a lengthy battle with multiple sclerosis. He was 47.

After contracting M.S. in 1979, he turned to sign-writing, working on staff at Universal Pictures. Film credits include “Nadine” (1987), “Dick Tracy” (1990) and “Career Opportunities” (1991).

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