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Marge Simpson

Real-Life Namesake

Passes Away at 94

5/7/2013 11:26 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Sad news in Springfield ... "Simpsons" creator Matt Groening's mourning the loss of his beloved 94-year-old mother Margaret ... as in Marge ... as in Marge Simpson.

In fact, Margaret's obituary has surfaced online ... and it mentions several members of the Groening family -- including Homer, Lisa, Maggie and Patty.

FYI -- Margaret's maiden name was Wiggum.

It's not new "news" that Matt named several of his characters after family members ... just interesting to see it in print.

As for Matt's mom ... she died peacefully in her sleep on April 22. Mmmmmmm peace.

Props to Reddit for finding this.

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Jay W.     

RIP Mrs. Groening

445 days ago
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IwuvTMZ    

RIP

445 days ago
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D-INCARNATION    

hmmmmmmmmm

445 days ago
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Mr.Mackey    

The Simpsons are totally classic. Love em!

445 days ago
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Liz    

I like the humor in the obituary. Always hard to lose a parent, but I am sure they are grateful they had her that long.

445 days ago
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Ekane007    

I swear sometimes the critique from TMZ can be so dayum intensive. WFT @ mmmmm peace? Whoever writes these blogs seriously needs to take sensitivity classes or better yet find a different profession.

445 days ago
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max    

RIP Mrs. Groening, you will live forever in the memory of every Simpsons fans.

445 days ago
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AndUKnowThisMan    

BFD Useless info......Geez TMZ keep to doing what you do best. This story is not it.

R.I.P Marge

Ohh hey everybody My friends grandma died yesterday too. WHO CARES!!

445 days ago
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Cat    

What a beautiful woman!!! She must be so proud of her son! Rest in Peace lovely lady!!!

445 days ago
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Kristin    

Tacky tacky tack TMZ

445 days ago
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Kelly    

Why in the world are you take a photo of a newspaper obituary from yesterday and post as an item today? Is this something new in online scrapbooking?

445 days ago
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mrs. smith    

Actually, Marge's name is Marjorie, Maggie's name is Margaret.

445 days ago
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truthteller    

Tat ta madge .RIP.DOOHHH!!!!

445 days ago
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HfromDublin     

She created a legend, R.I.P

445 days ago
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charles    

R.I.P. Mrs. Groening

445 days ago
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