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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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MrEguy    

That's a horrible photo to use. TMZ has lots of CLASS - all of it LOW.
Marcia was a good friend of mine. She was a tenacious, loving, talented, effervescent, genuine and grateful. She always faced life's challenges with determination and humor. Rest in Peace, Marcia.

243 days ago
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Clyde T.M. Nestra    

I think the family thought, erroneously, that death by cancer somehow diminished the fight Marcia put on for all those years. I certainly don't see it that way. She fought the good fight a lot longer than a lot of us could or would. A strong, determined and....funny....lady.

243 days ago
18.

demoncat    

odd the family did not want to say yep sadly it was mostly cancer that took her. or contributed to the other stuff that finlay worked to kill her. and the sinpson's will just have enda not be talked about or ned will say she went to visit some relitives and got whacked by

243 days ago
19.

demoncat    

a truck of tshirt cannons on their way to homer

243 days ago
20.

Mike    

The wonderful and talented Marcia Wallace shall be missed, but never forgotten. And Mrs. Krabappel shall be with us forever via syndicated reruns.

Poor Ned Flanders. The guy has now been widowed twice.

243 days ago
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