Simpsons voice star dies at 70

Marcia Wallace, the voice of teacher Edna Krabappel on The Simpsons, has died. Simpsons executive producer Al Jean said her death is a terrible loss.

The Simpsons: We will retire 'irreplaceable' character

In a statement on the death of Marcia Wallace, executive producer Al Jean, said on behalf of The Simpsons:

I was tremendously saddened to learn this morning of the passing of the brilliant and gracious Marcia Wallace. She was beloved by all at The Simpsons and we intend to retire her irreplaceable character.

Earlier we had discussed a potential storyline in which a character passed away. This was not Marcia's Edna Krabappel.

Marcia's passing is unrelated and again, a terrible loss for all who had the pleasure of knowing her.

– The Simpsons executive producer executive producer Al Jean,

The statement was posted on Facebook.

Marcia Wallace: Voice of Bart's Simpson's teacher dies aged 70

Marcia Wallace, the voice of teacher Edna Krabappel on "The Simpsons," has died.

Simpsons executive producer Al Jean said in a statement Saturday that her death is a terrible loss. He says Wallace's "irreplaceable character" would be retired from the show.

Marcia Wallace at the Hollywood Collectors & Celebrities Show, California in 2009. Credit: Gregg DeGuire/AFF/EMPICS Entertainment

The longtime TV actress' credits ranged from playing a wise-cracking receptionist on The Bob Newhart Show to appearances on Candice Bergen's Murphy Brown.

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