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.

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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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