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'Simpsons' Star Marcia Wallace

Dead at 70

10/26/2013 2:01 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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1:45 PT -- Marcia's son Mikey tells us the actress passed away due to pneumonia complications ... and that reports saying breast cancer played a role are completely false.

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Marcia Wallace -- who voiced Edna Krabappel on "The Simpsons" -- died last night in Los Angeles ... TMZ has learned.

Marcia's caregiver tells us ... the actress passed away at home with her family by her side.  We're told she had been sick for the past few months ... but the caregiver couldn't go into specifics.

Wallace has been on TV since the 70's -- and spent 3 decades on various game show panels like "Hollywood Squares", "The $25,000 Pyramid" and "Match Game" ... as well as receptionist Carol Kester on "The Bob Newhart Show."

The actress was also a huge activist for breast cancer ... after being diagnosed with the disease in 1985.

She was 70. 

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ANNIE24    

I loved her on Newhart and her dry delivery made Mrs. Krapabbel hilarious. Condolences to her family. RIP Marcia & thanks for the years of entertainment.

309 days ago
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my 2 cents    

Rest in peace and condolences to her family

309 days ago
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Lauren    

Find this really sad. The Simpsons were a part of my childhood, and I still watch it now.
How are they going to write Edna out?

309 days ago
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Azi    

Bummer !

309 days ago
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Jeems    

R.I.P. Thanks for the laughs

309 days ago
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Kelly    

Oh nooooo! I love her!

309 days ago
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jerry    

Thanks for all of the entertainment! May you rest in peace

309 days ago
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Elizabeth Alan    

RIP Ms. Wallace. Thank you for the joy you did bring into my life.

309 days ago
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PG    

True sadness. She was one of the greats. RIP

309 days ago
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StevenB    

She was not an advocate FOR breast cancer. No one with a conscience wants anyone to GET cancer. She was an advocate for breast cancer survivors, for research dollars to find a cure.

309 days ago
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flora68    

Aw. I LOVED Marcia Wallace. She was awesome. Sincerest sympathies to her loved ones.

309 days ago
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Mike    

That's a shame. Pity it wasn't Nancy Cartwright.

309 days ago
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rsmik    

70 is too young nowadays, RIP

309 days ago
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nof    

Very tough news for all of Los Angeles - due to Marcia's great courage over the years.


But an epic life and career to celebrate -

309 days ago
15.

TheEric    

I guess we now know which character is going to die.

309 days ago
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