's Roger Waters
has paid tribute to Mark Fisher
who designed the iconic "The Wall
" stage set in 1980.
Fisher passed away on Friday after a long battle with cancer at the age of 66.
"Mark was a great man and a great friend,"
Waters told TeamRock Radio
(via Classic Rock
). "I remember Mick Jagger coming to see The Wall. He came straight backstage afterwards and said: 'Who did that? I want it.'"
Waters turned to Fisher for advice again in 2010 when The Wall show returned to the stage. "I called him in 2010 and he was an enormous help. I was thinking about a virtual wall and he said, 'No, you've got to build the wall just like you did. You can do it go on mate.'"
A statement from Fisher's agency tells more about his contribution to the last two Olympic opening ceremonies:
"Mark passed away peacefully in his sleep at the Marie Curie Hospice in Hampstead with his wife Cristina at his side, after a long and difficult illness, which he suffered with stoicism and courage and his customary good humour.
"Mark's work as a set designer and artistic director has transformed the landscape of rock concerts and large scale events over the last 25 years. He was the senior designer for the Beijing Olympics Opening and Closing Ceremonies and was one of the three executive producers at the London 2012 Games ceremonies."
What are your favorite moments from The Wall show? Pay tribute to the man who made Waters' vision a reality in the comments.