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News: Mario Desisti 1941 ~ 2014

News: Mario Desisti 1941 ~ 2014


Nick Mobsby writes:

I am sorry to report the very sad news that Mario Desisti passed away yesterday morning in hospital in Rome from a brain haemorrhage last Sunday from which he did not wake up after surgery.
His two sons Fabio and Sergio have asked me to pass on the terribly sad news.
Fabio asked me to pass on his thanks to those special people throughout the UK who always welcomed Mario when he was in the UK. He had just finished a visit to PLASA 2014, Eastenders in Elstree, Coronation Street  and Dock 10 in Manchester as visited Scotland during Showlight 5 years ago.
Mario was known in the industry as “the godfather” and since starting Desisti Lighting in 1982 had been a world leader in lighting innovation and equipment. He was a natural lighting engineer happiest playing as we all saw at Dock 10 recently with a hoist in pieces getting rid of a squeak with him standing on a flight case! I for one will miss his incredible drive, enthusiasm and his great joy for life not least his skill of being Mr TV Lighting!

The Desisti website

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