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'Simpsons' Star Marcia Wallace

Breast Cancer DID Contribute to Death

11/22/2013 4:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1122_marcia_wallace_death_certificate_Article_fox_getty"Simpsons" star Marcia Wallace's family denied breast cancer had anything to do with the actress' death ... but according to her death certificate, the disease played a significant role.

TMZ obtained a copy of Wallace's death certificate ... which lists pneumonia, sepsis (inflammation due to infection), and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) as the primary causes of death.

The report also says breast cancer was a "significant condition" contributing to her death ... despite the fact Marcia's son initially downplayed reports mentioning cancer

According to the doc ... Wallace's body was cremated just days after her death.

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Nick    

How odd for the family to have cancer shame in this day and age.

246 days ago
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ó|ó    

Some weird religious people deny cancer as they believe it is caused by sin. How you thinking there!?

246 days ago
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Ron Fing Swanson    

Didn't she play dodo on mamas family.

246 days ago
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phil osopher    

What's the big deal in telling Breast Cancer contributed to her death? Point is we lost a very talent actor. I met her once at Vitello's in Studio City when I was producing a webcast from there featuring Billy Vera and Lon Price.
She was a nice lady...

246 days ago
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Jacqui    

Uh, sepsis is a blood infection caused by bacteria. Seriously guys, where the hell do you get your medical information?

246 days ago
6.

HumanNature    

Bart did it.

246 days ago
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Marge    

So how do they kill off Edna?
Is there an Edna and Seymour sex tape?
Will Bart and Lisa ever get to high school?

246 days ago
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tippy katz    

no need for the terrible picture, couldn't you find a better one? she was a talented entertainer, not a shameless fame whore celeb. respect.

246 days ago
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melodyann    

Great t.v actress who will be missed.

246 days ago
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Machelle    

She was so talented. Simpsons won't be the same without Mrs. K.

246 days ago
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davinp    

I read a report online saying that she was treated and cleared of Breast Cancer in March 2013. She was proud to be a 35 year Breast Cancer survivor.

246 days ago
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Seewhathappenedwas    

Who cares how or what she died of. She was a talented actress. R.I.P. Ms. Wallace.

246 days ago
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Bobo Frog    

Why does this matter, TMZ? Actually, Pneumonia, COPD, and sepsis are the likely culprits. If they were secondary to cancer, so what? Are you guys really this low that you are invading the privacy of the deceased for no apparent reason?

246 days ago
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IceGypsy    

The family likely didn't know there were any new cancer issues since she was cleared of it recently. We thought my father died from complications from pneumonia, but we later found out that his lung cancer had come back and contributed to his death. Either way, Marcia is gone, and giving the family space to heal would be the respectful thing to do.

246 days ago
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Robin    

Why is this a story?

246 days ago
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