Marcia „Edna Krabappel“ Wallace R.I.P.

Marcia Wallace, die Stimme von Bart Simpsons Lehrerin Edna Krabappel, ist gestern im Alter von nur 70 Jahren verstorben. Mrs. Krabappel wird nun in den Ruhestand geschickt und taucht in der Show nicht mehr auf und das hat nichts mit dem angekündigten Tod einer der Serienfiguren in der nächsten Staffel zu tun. R.I.P. Marcia.

Wallace, who was a breast cancer survivor for 28 years, has died at age 70, according to the showrunner of The Simpsons. “I was tremendously saddened to learn this morning of the passing of the brilliant and gracious Marcia Wallace,” producer Al Jean said in a statement to EW. “She was beloved by all at The Simpsons and we intend to retire her irreplaceable character.” […]

The Simpsons, which began in 1989, had recently announced it planned to end the life of a veteran character. Producers previously killed off Ned Flanders’ wife Maude in 2000. But Jean said today that Mrs. Krabappel was not one they had planned to eliminate. “Earlier we had discussed a potential storyline in which a character passed away,” Jean said. “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.”

Marcia Wallace, actress from 'The Simpsons' and 'The Bob Newhart Show', dies at 70