We were so sorry to hear about the passing of Marcia Wallace last week.
Such a small cast of super talented voice actors fills Springfield that the loss to The Simpsons is all the more devastating.
That's why the show took a moment from their iconic opening titles to dedicate to the passing of Mrs. Edna Krabappel.
Showrunner Al Jean made it clear that Marcia's illness was NOT what prompted the plot line of a major character death this season. He said:
Tags: al jean, bart simpson, marcia wallace, mrs krabappel, r.i.p., sad sad, the simpsons, tribute, tv news
Sad news today.
Marcia Wallace has been a legend in Hollywood as a star on The Bob Newhart Show and most famously as the voice of The Simpsons' character Edna Krabappel.
It is reported that Marcia has been ill for the last few months and passed away with her family by her side in Los Angeles. It is unclear what she might have been ill with, but she was 70 years old at the time of her passing.
Our thoughts are with the actress' loved ones during this difficult time.
[Images via WENN/FOX.]
Tags: actress, dead, death, edna krabappel, los angeles, marcia wallace, passed away, r.i.p., sad, sad sad, simpsons, the simpsons, tv news, voice