Blair Tindall Obituary, Los Angeles, CA, Author of ‘Mozart In The Jungle’ dies at 63
- john Gibson
Blair Tindall Obituary, Death – Blair Tindall, a concert oboist whose biography “Mozart in the Jungle” was published in 2005 and later adapted into a hit comedy-drama series by Amazon Prime in 2014, died on April 12 in Los Angeles of heart disease. The year was 1963. Chris Sattlberger, who was engaged to her, announced her death on Facebook. Danny Deraney, her representative, later verified the news to Deadline.
Tindall, who performed as an oboist with the New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, turned her experiences as an oboist in the world of classical music into a memoir that became a best-seller and received critical acclaim. She was able to complete Mozart in the Jungle while a fellow at The MacDowell Colony. The rights to adapt the book were obtained by actor Jason Schwartzman, who worked with his cousin Roman Coppola, director Paul Weitz, and Broadway director Alex Timbers to create the Amazon series.
The drama aired for four seasons (2014-2018), starring Lola Kirke, Gael Garcia Bernal (who received a Golden Globe Award for his performance on the show), Bernadette Peters, and Malcolm McDowell. This sitcom won the Golden Globe for Best Comedy Series in 2016. Tindall also contributed to the soundtracks of several films, including “The Inkwell,” “Crooklyn,” and “Malcom X.” Sattlberger disclosed in a Facebook post that he and Tindall planned to get married in fourteen days. Bill Nye, Tindall’s ex-husband, is well-known for his role in the television series Bill Nye: The Science Guy.