Marc Wilmore ‘The Simpsons’ writer, has died at the age of 57. He was reported to have died after contracting the dreaded coronavirus, while also fighting other health implications.
The death of Marc Wilmore was announced by his elder brother, and fellow showrunner Larry Wilmore in a statement posted on social media.
‘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,’ he wrote.
‘My brother was the kindest, gentlest, funniest, lion of an angel I’ve ever known. I love you, little brother.’
Marc Wilmore joined The Simpsons’ writing staff in the show’s 13th season and received his first credit for the segment Send in the Clones in Treehouse of Horror XIII. He won an Emmy for the outstanding animated programme as a producer for the episode Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind in 2008.
Besides being a writer on The Simpsons, Marc Wilmore also worked on In Living Color, The PJs and F Is For Family. Tributes have been flooding in for Marc following the news of his death.
Fellow Simpsons writer Michael Price penned: ‘Another giant talent taken too soon. I had the privilege to work alongside Marc Wilmore on 3 shows (PJs, Simpsons, FIFF) for the better part of the last 23 years and he was THE funniest person in every room. ‘And a wonderful man. He is irreplaceable. Rest In Peace, my friend.’ (sic).