Edward McAvoy

Production designer

Edward McAvoy, production designer of “Monster” and “Ghost World,” died May 4 in Temple City, Calif. He was 55.

A member of the Art Directors Guild, McAvoy was production designer on features including “Office Space,” “Deliver Us From Eva” and, most recently, “The Prizewinner of Defiance, Ohio.”

He started his career as a scenic artist on films including “The Towering Inferno,” “Blade Runner” and “All the President’s Men,” moving up to art director on “Con Air,” “The Rock” and “Airheads.”

On television, he was production designer for “Nip/Tuck” and HBO’s “Lansky.”

He is survived by his wife, Ellen, and a son.

Donations may be made to a college fund for his son, Shane McAvoy, care of Fidelity Advisor 529, Joel Davidman, Morgan Stanley, 335 N. Maple Drive, Suite 150, Beverly Hills, Calif., 90210.

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