FORMER Emmy winner turned hoarder Evelyn Sakash was found in her New York City home mummified under piles of garbage.
Police went to the 66-year-old film and television production designer’s Queens home Tuesday after her sister called police and told them a cleaning crew found her remains.
Sakash’s sister Ellen, who was tipped off after not hearing from Sakash in a while, said the designer was a “heavy hoarder” and started hoarding in October 2020.
Looking to reconnect with Sakash, Ellen came to Queens and hired a cleaning crew to clear out the award winner’s home to see if she was inside.
Her fears proved true when the cleaners found Sakash’s mummified remains at around 4:15PM on Tuesday, under a massive pile of trash in the kitchen.
Sakash has worked on productions ranging from “Sesame Street” and “Law and Order” to “Orange is the New Black” and “Still Alice,” in a career that has spanned over three decades.
In a GoFundMe created in January, a friend of Sakash wrote the designer was missing since September 2020.
After Sakash’s discovery, the organizer updated the page to help Sakash’s sister pay for funeral costs.
“Please consider making a donation in Evelyn’s memory so we can support Ellen and remember her as the kind, loving, and generous friend and sister we live and will miss so,” wrote the organizer.
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