Pilar McCurry dies at 53
The former Sony Pictures senior VP and music supervisor Pilar McCurry died in Los Angeles of undisclosed causes aged 53.
“Pilar McCurry was an exceptional talent and a rare, special person,” says longtime friend and former mentee Spring Aspers, head of music for Sony Pictures Entertainment. “She was a trailblazing music supervisor, a loving mother and a wonderful friend. She set a high standard, creating musical moments that reverberated around the world. She will be deeply missed by those who were lucky to know her.”
McCurry spent nine years as senior VP of music creative affairs at Sony Pictures Entertainment (2001-2010) before going independent for the last eight years. During her SPE tenure, she managed 50+ projects while music supervising more than 20 films. It includes Stomp the Yard, You Got Served, Takers, The Gospel, Lakeview Terrace, This Christmas, The Karate Kid, Pursuit of Happyness and Hitch.
McCurry is survived by her daughter Isaiah Teofilo and mother Mary McCurry.