Marc Wilmore, the Emmy award winner and creator of The Simpsons, died at the age of 57 after a struggle with COVID-19.
On social media, his brother and comedian, Larry Wilmore, announced that Marc had died following COVID-19 complications. He said, “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.”
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Michael Price, a fellow Simpsons author, paid tribute to the deceased, saying, “Another giant talent taken too soon.” For the better part of the last 23 years, I had the pleasure of working alongside Marc Wilmore on three shows (PJs, Simpsons, FIFF) and he was the funniest person in each room. And a beautiful man. He’s unreplaceable. My mate, Rest In Peace.