Marc Wilmore dead at 57 – The Simpsons and In Living Color writer dies after battle with Covid
THE Simpsons writer, Marc Wilmore, has died aged 57 after contracting Covid.
Marc, who was the brother of comedian Larry Wilmore, passed away on Sunday after battling the virus and several other health issues.
Larry tweeted: "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."
Marc is best known for being a writer and co-executive producer on The Simpsons from 2002 until 2015.
He joined the hit Fox animated comedy series in its 13th season and wrote 12 episodes for the show.
Marc received his first credit for the segment, Send in the Clones in Treehouse of Horror XIII.
He won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program for his work as a producer on Eternal Moonshine of the Simpsons Mind in 2008.
He graduated from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and got into TV writing in the 1990s.
He started out on the TV adaptation of Harry and the Henderson, before moving over to the iconic comedy sketch show, In Living Color.
Marc went from writer to cast member in the show's final season, doing impersonations of Robert Guillaume, Maya Angelou and James Earl Jones.
He then worked as a writer on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The PJs before joining The Simpsons.
In 2017, he joined F Is For Family as a writer and executive producer.
Marc was honored by writer, Michael Price, who worked with him on The Simpsons alongside other shows.
"Another giant talent taken too soon," Michael tweeted.
'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."
F Is For Family producer Henry Gammill added: "I’m devastated by the loss of Marc Wilmore.
"Marc was my favorite – I hung onto his every word. He was empathetic beyond measure, not to mention the funniest one in the room every damn time.
"Warm, genuine, uniquely funny – that was Marc. I love him. It was a joy to be his friend."
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