Missing Film Set Designer Found Dead Under Trash Inside Home

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Workers from a cleaning crew found the body of a missing film set designer Tuesday.

Evelyn Sakash, an Emmy-winning set designer, had been missing since September when her body was discovered under a pile of trash inside the kitchen of her Queens home, according to the New York Daily News.

The 66 year old’s sister had hired a cleaning crew to get rid of the trash inside the home. Sakash was found face-up under a pile of debris. The medical examiner’s office is investigating the cause of death, according to People magazine.

“This is just devastating,” Ellen Brown told NY Daily News. “She had a full life. She was so extraordinarily talented. She was a brilliant mind … I don’t want my sister to be remembered like that, like the way she was found.” (RELATED: Mississippi Man Charged For Hoarding Personal Protective Equipment Gear)

“This was clearly in effect for a long time,” she added. “She sometimes kept people at bay. The headline says ‘Queens hoarder,’ but that’s not who she is.”

Brown characterized her sister as “generous” to others.

“Every one of her friends would say she was the first person to step up if someone needed help. She was so generous with people,” Brown said. “I want all of that to be the final testament, and not that she was found in a bad condition.”

Sakash worked on the sets of “Mermaids” and “Still Alice,” Fox News reported. In 2003, she won an Emmy for her work on “Between The Lions.”