Karen Reuter death happened January 24, 2019. She was 62 years old. The Orange is the New Black episode, The Big House, was dedicated to Karen Reuter OITNB.
The Orange is the New Black makeup department head died a month before the show’s final season’s filming wrapped.
A memorial Service celebrating the life of Karen held on Saturday February 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM at Liquid Church Mountainside, 1180 Spruce Drive, Mountainside, NJ 07092.
Karen Reuter death: How did Karen Reuter death happen?
Reuter died at the age of 62 after a beautiful career working on a number of major Hollywood titles prior to Orange is the New Black.
She was key makeup artist on Orange Is the New Black for a number of seasons before her death on January 24, 2019
The OITNB makeup artist also served as department head in seasons three and four.
Before her death, Reuter also worked on The Sopranos, Project Runway, and Step Up 3D. She was nominated for Best Contemporary Makeup Award for her work on OITNB by the Artists & Hairstylists Guild.
Details about Karen Reuter cause of death, how she died are not public.
Scroll down to read Karen’s obituary.
Tributes from friends and loved ones who adored Karen. May her soul rest in perfect peace.
- From Kate Mulgrew:
My makeup artist on OITNB, Karen Reuter, passed away last week. Farewell to a warm-eyed woman wearing low-slung dungarees and a wry smile at 6am, whose work ethic was surpassed only by her bravery, which she revealed through laughter, kindness, and a turning away from self.
- From Shawna Hamic:
So sad for the passing of Karen Reuter who was the head of makeup for
@OITNB. She was a wonderful woman. I wish I had the chance to know her better. She’ll be missed.
Karen Elizabeth Reuter Kozlowski of South Orange, NJ passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at her home with her loving husband and children by her side. She was 62.
Karen was the loving wife of Steven Kozlowski with whom she had shared 5 amazing years of life and love.
Born in Little Falls, NJ she was the daughter of the late Robert Richard Reuter and Rose Mary (Abbrescia) Reuter.
A Graduate of Passaic Valley Regional High School (class of 1975), Karen Became an accomplished Make-up Artist in the film and television industry. Her extensive career included working on many TV commercials and TV shows, including Saturday Night Live, Pee Wee’s Playhouse, The Sopranos, The Beautiful Life, Project Runway, The Big Gay Sketch Show, Rise, and Mercy. She was department head of the hit show Orange is the New Black, and was recently nominated for the Best contemporary Make-up in Television and New Media Series.
She credits her interest in Make-up from watching horror movies, which she enjoyed viewing with her grown children. Make-up Big screen credits include: The Greatest Showman, 28 Days, Step up 3D, Private Parts, and many others.
Karen had an unwavering passion for Jesus which she was quick to share with others. As the Spiritual Care Volunteer Leader at Liquid Church- Essex county (Nutley), she used her God given gifts of unconditional love to care for the individual and group needs of her Liquid Church family. Her caring did not end on Sunday mornings but extended into Sunday evenings as she graciously hosted and lead her local church Life Group.
She was always quick to tell stories and amidst her family With Eden, Anton, Damon, and Simone, there were plenty of humorous situations to go around and Karen was part each and every crazy moment they shared together. Most recently, she found the love of her life, Steven Kozlowski and as she said, next to being a mom, September 2, 2017 was the best day ever.
In addition to her husband, Karen is survived by her children; Eden, Anton, Damon, and Simone Fabbo, her sister Sue Reuter, brother in law James Wynd, her nieces Erin, and Adrienne; and her step-children; Karin, Kristin, and Steven (Stevie) Kozlowski and her step-granddaughter, Kylie Mae.