Gary Walker, a veteran Hollywood hairstylist, died on Oct. 22. Cause of death was not released. He was 64.
Walker graduated with a bachelor’s degree in music from Morehead College in Kentucky. Although he was a skilled musician, capable of playing every reed instrument, Walker gave it up in 1962 to become a hairstylist. He briefly worked for salons in New York and Beverly Hills before moving to Fort Lauderdale, where he focused his talents on designing wigs for the motion picture industry.
For the past 30 years, Walker created more than 1,000 wigs for feature films and TV shows, including “JAG” and “The Sopranos.” He most recently worked on “The Punisher,” an upcoming action film starring John Travolta.