Billy Frank Whitten

Costume designer

Costume designer Billy Frank Whitten, who created Michael Jackson’s famous glove, died of lymphoma on April 8 in Los Angeles. He was 62.

Funeral services will be held at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills at The Church of the Hills, April 13 at 1 p.m. Whitten was known for his hand-beaded clothing, made for his label Workroom 27. He designed costumes for performers including Neil Diamond, Siegfried & Roy, Elton John, Michael Jackson, Chicago, Fleetwood Mac and Earth, Wind and Fire.