TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

'Simpsons' Exec

Edna's NOT the Mystery Death

10/26/2013 9:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1026-edna-flanders-simpsons-death-rip
The big death being teased on "The Simpsons" this coming season is NOT Edna Krabappel -- the character voiced by Marcia Wallace -- the show's executive producer tells TMZ.

E.P. Al Jean tells us ... they never planned that Edna would be the character to bite it.  In fact, he says they had been writing a storyline based on her newly-wedded life with Ned Flanders.

We're told Marcia had been unable to do "Simpsons" voice over work for the past few weeks due to her declining health ... but producers were still hoping for the best.

Al tells us the Edna character will more than likely be retired this season -- but it's too early to say how she'll go away.

Al adds, "Marcia was such a sweet and talented woman ... she will be missed."

As we previously reported -- Marcia died last night at her home in Los Angeles.

8 COMMENTS

No Avatar

1.

tgrfan42069    

so the lady who viced her died.i take it tmz felt the need to do what they thought was a funny and ask was the character supposed to die? such classless pieces of ****.you mock people who die.but get butt hurt if someone says F A G and so on.

327 days ago
2.

jackmama311    

most humble in lieu of the family loss. she was fantastic on the bob newhart show as well. long love for ms. krabappel.

327 days ago
3.

myopinion    

R.I.P. Marcia

327 days ago
4.

Who-Day    

I love the Simpsons but I think TMZ is focusing too much on a cartoon character than the fact that an actual person, Marcia Wallace, has died.

327 days ago
5.

stu    

Red heads r always fun! She was the best character on Newhart & Simpsons. 70 is too young.

326 days ago
6.

demoncat    

a good way for them to now retire the character will be Edna gets transfered to another better school and splits from ned. . as for who the death will be proably comic book guy, or grandpa.

326 days ago
7.

FlamingoNut    

I heard they were "killing" Apu off. Don't know how true that is though.

326 days ago
8.

Jackie    

I haven't watched The Simpson in years..I had no idea Mrs Krabappel married Ned Flanders...lol I do remember when Maude Flanders died at the race track from being hit with a flying t shirt..lol

326 days ago

Around The Web