By: Ellen Cans
On Monday, Steve Tisch, chairman and co-owner of the Giants and film producer, made an announcement that no parent ever wishes to make. He confirmed the death of his daughter Hilary Anne Tisch, at the tender age of 36. “Hilary was a kind, caring and beautiful person,” Tisch said in the statement. “Her mother, sisters, brothers and I are devastated by her passing. It leaves a hole in our hearts and our lives. She, like so many others, bravely fought the disease of depression for as long as she could. We love and will miss her dearly. Our family is utterly heartbroken and is mourning its tragic loss. We ask for privacy during this very difficult time.” The statement did not cite the cause of death or say where she died, only that she had endured a battle with depression.
Steve is also father to daughters Elizabeth and Holden and sons Zachary and William.
As per People Magazine, Hillary was a jewelry designer and gemologist, with a passion for antique jewelry. She was a founding partner of Los Angeles-based Doen and shopdoen.com, a women-owned and -operated brand and apparel company. In Hillary’s biography for on the company website, the creative consultant said that she spent her time in LA and Aspen, Colorado, with her dog Pearl. She said her other passions included “discovering and collecting vintage furniture, objects and beautiful clothing both old and new. I am usually drawn to unique and special pieces that appear modern despite their age.”
She had also spent time volunteering with Operation Smile, a nonprofit medical service organization which helps pay for children’s cleft lip or cleft palate surgeries.
Giants co-owner John Mara made the following statement: “On behalf of the Mara family and the rest of the Giants organization, I want to express our deepest sympathy to Steve and his family. Our hearts are heavy for their loss of Hilary. We pray for their peace and comfort.”