Tony Walton dead at 87 – Oscar winner & Julie Andrews' ex husband dies after legendary set designer suffered stroke

LEGENDARY Broadway costume designer Tony Walton has died after suffering complications from a stroke.

The 87-year-old passed away in his New York apartment on Wednesday.

His daughter Emma Walton Hamilton confirmed his death to the Hollywood Reporter.

Walton was married to actress Julie Andrews between 1959 and 1968.

The designer was a visual consultant on the 1964 iconic Disney movie Mary Poppins.

The production designer won an Oscar for his work on the 1979 Bob Fosse film All That Jazz.

He also scooped an Emmy in 1985 for his work in the tragedy movie Death of a Salesman, which stars legendary actor Dustin Hoffman.

Tributes have poured in as news of Walton’s death emerged.

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Alec Baldwin posted on Instagram: “My friend Tony has left us. He directed me in EQUUS at @guild_hall a few years back.

“I assume he’s having lunch with Nichols now. Plotting. Rest In Peace, Tony.’”

The Walt Disney Family Museum said: "We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Oscar-, Tony-, and Emmy-winning set and costume designer Tony Walton.

"Among his legendary film credits, he was the costume designer & visual consultant for the 1964 classic Disney film Mary Poppins."

American actor Treat Williams said: "Ahh s**t. RIP to my lovely friend Tony Walton.

"One of the sweetest kindest most talented men I’ve had the pleasure to work with on Prince of The City. Irreplaceable. I’m so sorry Jen."

Walton was born in Walton-on-Thames, England in 1935.

He spent two years military training with the Royal Air Force as a trainee pilot in Ontario, Canada.

Walton made his Broadway debut in 1961 when he worked as a costume designer on the production Once There Was a Russian.

He's survived by his wife Genevieve LeRoy, daughter Emma, stepdaughter Bridget LeRoy, and five grandkids.

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