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The Simpson’s Writer, Marc Wilmore Dies At 57 After Contracting COVID-19



Marc Wilmore, writer of The Simpsons carton, has died at 57 after contracting COVID-19 and battling the virus with underlying health issues.

The writer passed away on Sunday and his comedian brother Larry Wilmore confirmed the tragic news on social media in an emotional statement, saying;

My sweet sweet brother, Marc Edward Wilmore, passed away last night while battling Covid and other conditions that have had him in pain for many years.

My brother was the kindest, gentlest, funniest, lion of an angel I’ve ever known. I love you little brother.

Wilmore grew up in San Bernadino County, California in the 1960s and graduated from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, before starting his TV writing career in the 1990s.

He started his writing career on the TV adaptation of Harry and the Henderson before moving over to the influential Fox comedy series In Living Color.

After his stint on In Living Color, Wilmore became a writer on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and then The PJs before joining The Simpsons writing staff during its 13th season which aired throughout 2001 and 2002.

He wrote 12 episodes of the long-running Fox animated comedy series between 2002 and 2015.

In 2008, Wilmore won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program for his work as a producer on Eternal Moonshine of the Simpsons Mind.

He continued working on The Simpsons until 2015, also providing his voice to the episodes It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Marge in 2000, and The Wreck of the Relationship in 2014.

After his time at The Simpsons came to a close, Wilmore went to work as a writer and producer on F is for Family in 2017.

The writer got his first credit for a segment of the Halloween special Treehouse of Horror XIII titled Send in the Clones.

May his soul Rest In Peace.

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