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Le Mark's David Cartwright Sadly Passes Away

July 2015


It is with the greatest of sadness that Le Mark announce the death of a respected colleague and friend. Not only within the company but also the UK entertainment industry.

David Cartwright passed away on Sunday 12th of July 2015 at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge. Dave suffered a severe stroke on the evening of Thursday 25th June, having spent a ‘usual day’ with friends and colleagues at the ABTT trade show. He had returned home that evening to his partner Kirsty Fisher, in St Ives, Cambridgeshire, where he was taken ill. To say that Dave will be sorely missed by many would be an understatement.

His career in the entertainment industry had encompassed many skills and experiences from his early days with Stage Electrics through to his time at Lighting Technology before joining Le Mark in 2010. Dave had enjoyed many successes during his career. To become a part of the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremonies installation team made him very proud. He took on the incredibly difficult 7,500 square meter London street map stage floor design challenge set by Danny Boyle, creating new and innovative installation methods and using ground breaking printing technology in order to accomplish the largest outdoor installation of custom printed performance floor in the world. Dave, as many will know was both gregarious and fun loving, and enjoyed life to the full. He was never more at home then on a stage or show floor and became a well-known figure at trade shows around the world.

Dave also kept a private life that was respected by his colleagues. He has 3 children that were the centre of his world and he spent as much time as possible with Oscar, Harvey, and Phoebe. Dave had found love again with Kirsty Fisher and our hearts and sincere condolences go out to both his family and Kirsty. Dave’s funeral will be held in Bury St Edmunds and a date and time will be confirmed.

The Le Mark team collectively wanted a picture that would celebrate and reflect Dave’s personality and philosophy of life, we hope you agree.

 

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